Re: Capitalisation of I
Roger Wilco wrote:
Dutch also has a formal (U) and informal (je/jij) version for you...
And dot my i's and j's for pretty much the same reason as J.Allen.
No, I think that's not what I meant.
When you're writing a letter, or address anybody specifically in a written form, you're supposed to capitalise the pronoun even if it's a friendly letter between close acquaintances - "Du" just like "Sie".
It's just that those conventions aren't taken very seriously anymore in informal letters (e-mail specifically, or online message boards).
Oh right, been a while since i had to write or read in German...
Never could get my head around the rules for when to use ß or ss in a word...
Fred: War, Nobby. Huh! What is it good for?
Nobby: Dunno, Sarge. Freeing slaves, maybe?
Fred: Absol—well, okay.