Pronouns used for God

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Pronouns used for God

Postby Salajane » 2018-02-10, 14:22

It would be interesting to know what pronouns different languages use, especially if they have a T/V distinction.
If the language you add has more than two ways of distinction, please mention it.
If there are differences in usage between people of different religions or denominations, please mention them too.

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)

(es) (T)

(uk) Ти (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)
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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby Luís » 2018-02-10, 14:33

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)

(es) (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)
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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby h34 » 2018-02-10, 14:40

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)
(de) Du (T)

(es) (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)
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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby Bernard » 2018-02-10, 15:59

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)
(de) Du (T)

(es) (T)
(la-VA) Tu (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)

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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-02-10, 17:20

+French, Swedish, Livonian, Hmong

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)
(de) Du (T)
(sv) Du (T)

(es) (T)
(fr) Tu (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)
(liv) Sinā (T)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)

(hmn) Koj (no T/V distinction)

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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby voron » 2018-02-10, 18:43

+Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)
(de) Du (T)
(sv) Du (T)

(es) (T)
(fr) Tu (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)
(liv) Sinā (T)

(ku) Tu (no T/V distinction)

(tr) Sen (T)

(ar) أنت (no T/V distinction)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)

(hmn) Koj (no T/V distinction)
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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-10, 18:48

+Malayalam

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)
(de) Du (T)
(sv) Du (T)

(es) (T)
(fr) Tu (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)
(liv) Sinā (T)

(ku) Tu (no T/V distinction)

(tr) Sen (T)

(ar) أنت (no T/V distinction)

(ml) നീ (T)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)

(hmn) Koj (no T/V distinction)

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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-02-10, 22:55

Reinserting Latin

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)
(de) Du (T)
(sv) Du (T)

(es) (T)
(fr) Tu (T)
(la-VA) Tu (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)
(liv) Sinā (T)

(ku) Tu (no T/V distinction)

(tr) Sen (T)

(ar) أنت (no T/V distinction)

(ml) നീ (T)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)

(hmn) Koj (no T/V distinction)
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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby rmanoj » 2018-02-11, 10:46

One more Malayalam form

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)
(de) Du (T)
(sv) Du (T)

(es) (T)
(fr) Tu (T)
(la-VA) Tu (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)
(liv) Sinā (T)

(ku) Tu (no T/V distinction)

(tr) Sen (T)

(ar) أنت (no T/V distinction)

(ml) നീ (T)
(ml) അവിടുന്ന് (V―highest honorific. Ordinary V-forms aren't used for God)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)

(hmn) Koj (no T/V distinction)

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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby atalarikt » 2018-02-11, 11:23

Adding Indonesian

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)
(de) Du (T)
(sv) Du (T)

(es) (T)
(fr) Tu (T)
(la-VA) Tu (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)
(liv) Sinā (T)

(ku) Tu (no T/V distinction)

(tr) Sen (T)

(ar) أنت (no T/V distinction)

(ml) നീ (T)
(ml) അവിടുന്ന് (V―highest honorific. Ordinary V-forms aren't used for God)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)
(id) Engkau (no T/V distinction)

(hmn) Koj (no T/V distinction)
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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby Multiturquoise » 2018-02-18, 23:15

Adding Modern Greek

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)
(de) Du (T)
(sv) Du (T)

(es) (T)
(fr) Tu (T)
(la-VA) Tu (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(el) Εσύ (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)
(liv) Sinā (T)

(ku) Tu (no T/V distinction)

(tr) Sen (T)

(ar) أنت (no T/V distinction)

(ml) നീ (T)
(ml) അവിടുന്ന് (V―highest honorific. Ordinary V-forms aren't used for God)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)
(id) Engkau (no T/V distinction)

(hmn) Koj (no T/V distinction)
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Re: Pronouns used for God

Postby h34 » 2018-02-25, 14:36

Trying Dutch. At least in the northern parts of the Netherlands, U, the V-form, is the norm but I'm not sure about the usage of Gij/Ge in other parts of the Netherlands and Belgium. Perhaps someone else can add more details.

Edit: I've just come across this this article. Dutch is mentioned in the 'comments' section.

(en) You (no T/V distinction)
(en) Thou (T; archaic)
(de) Du (T)
(nl) U (V); Gij (T) :?:
(sv) Du (T)

(es) (T)
(fr) Tu (T)
(la-VA) Tu (T)
(pt-pt) Vós (V; archaic but still the preferred form for Catholics)
(pt-pt) Tu (T) (mostly Protestant churches)

(uk) Ти (T)

(el) Εσύ (T)

(et) Sina (T)
(fi) Sinä (T)
(liv) Sinā (T)

(ku) Tu (no T/V distinction)

(tr) Sen (T)

(ar) أنت (no T/V distinction)

(ml) നീ (T)
(ml) അവിടുന്ന് (V―highest honorific. Ordinary V-forms aren't used for God)

(tl) Ikaw (T, sometimes used with po)
(id) Engkau (no T/V distinction)

(hmn) Koj (no T/V distinction)
Thanks for any corrections


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