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Old May 17 2013, 05:02 PM   #46
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Re: Capitalisation of I

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Alidar Jarok wrote: View Post
Interestingly, it is not uncommon to capitalize you formal in Italian (Lei). I think the reason is that "lei" is also she, so it is done to distinguish the two.
I don't think that confusion with "lei" (she) is the main reason (even if it's a possibility). In fact, in formal letters also Voi (plural you) and Vostro/a/i/e (plural your) are capitalized.

Nobody would ever think of capitalize "io" (I). It would be seen as the epitome of narcissism.
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