10 June 2007

you is sui

sui = you (pronoun - 2nd person singular) (some things Google found for "sui": a very common term; Sui Dynasty of China (581-619 AD); "sui generis" is a Latin expression meaning "only example of its kind or unique"; a last name, notably fashion designer Anna Sui; SUI is the NYSE stock symbol for Sun Communities Inc.; a SUI tax is for State Unemployment Insurance; means "south" in Afrikaans; means "pin, needle" in Hindi (Transliterated); means "on the" in Italian; means "herself, itself, himself" in Latin; means "as" in Sindarin; means "endure" in Swahili; means "needle" in Urdu (Transliterated); means "leopard" in five East African languages of Tanzania; places in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Papua New Guinea, China, Pakistan,India, and Honduras)

Word derivation for "you" :
Basque = zu/zuk (2nd person formal), Finnish = sinä  (2nd person informal)
Miresua = sui

Both Finnish and Basque have two words for the 2nd person singular "you", one pronoun for the familiar (or intimate) and the other for more formal situations. But apparently in each language one pronoun is utilized more than the other. In Basque the intimate form is very restricted in its use. In Finnish the familiar form is used even with strangers. For simplicity's sake in Miresua I'm only going to have one 2nd person singular pronoun, and it's constructed from the more common pronoun from each language.

This Miresua conlang word has been changed. The word for "you (singular)" is now zun.

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