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Jun
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comment How is the second person singular formed with rioplatense “vos”?
@caesarsgrunt, that (vos+otros) sounds like a very interesting conjecture, never thought about it ;) Will investigate.
Jun
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comment How is the second person singular formed with rioplatense “vos”?
@caesarsgrunt 'vos' and 'vosotros' are actually different: 'vos + sec. plural' is something like a pluralis maiestatis, i.e. it is a plural form to address a higher standing (e.g. a noble) person. If you read classic spanish literature (e.g. Don Quijote) you will find it used very frequently (Sancho Panza addresses Don Quijote using 'vos'). This form has been lost in vernacular european spanish, but survives (albeit with shifted social meaning) in Latin America.