Date: Sat Mar 09 2002 - 20:50:54 EST
<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>In a message dated 3/9/2002 8:38:25 PM Eastern Standard Time, Polycarp66 writes:
<BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">In a message dated 3/9/2002 8:13:50 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<BR>In many indoeuropean languages the second person plural is used for formal
<BR>address as a matter of respect to the person being addressed. The singular
<BR>would be used in familar situations.
<BR>Does this operate in Greek as well? Are there any examples of this in the
<BR>My recollection of this is that it doesn't happen. I could well be in error though. I have been putting Westcott & Hort's NT into unicode for CCEL and just did John 19 before I read your post. Here Jesus is speaking with Pilate (and one could argue that he should have shown respect to Pilate's authority). This is what appears (19.34 - for purposes of this e-mail the punctuation is English style) .
<BR>APEKRIQH IHSOUS, "APO SEAUTOU SU TOUTO LEGEIS H ALLOI EIPON SOI PERI EMOU?"
<BR>The rest is similar.
<BR>I guess I'm more tired than I realized. I've just started John 19. That was 18.34.
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