Capitalization of pronominal "forme di cortesia"
Thread poster: xxxsonja29

Spanish to English
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Jul 19, 2005

Is it an obsolescent/obsolete practice? Outdated? A lost cause?

More and more often I encounter low-case instances of "sua" and "aiutarla" and "lei" for "Sua" and "aiutarLa" and "Lei" in the sense of the formally polite "your" and "to help you" and "you".

What is your experience? Is ubiquitous low-case the rule now?

Personally, I prefer the upper-case convention for the polite forms: If nothing else, capitalization ensures clearer meaning in the written word. Am I alone in this?



Gaetano Silvestri Campagnano  Identity Verified
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Capitalisation in "Lei", "Suo", "Sua", etc. Jul 19, 2005

I think that you are right, even if, unfortunately, the non-capitalised forms of "Lei", "Suo", "Sua", etc. are getting more and more common in Italian.

For more information, see this recent thread:

Hope This Helps,


[Edited at 2005-07-19 15:53]


Spanish to English
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Great link! Jul 20, 2005

Ciao Gaetano!

Many thanks for the link to the previous topic, I found it most useful.

I appreciate your help.



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