YngNghymru wrote: Wait... what kind of an English native speaker says sie? I thought you were talking about Dutch or something.
It's a gender neutral pronoun
in English. It might not be "proper" english, but it's used by/for people who identify outside the gender binary
people might use it, but I don't know). It's also used by people who just don't like any of the current gender neutral options ('they' is plural, 'he' isn't neutral, 'it' is insulting, 's/he' and 'she/he' are weird, etc) when speaking/typing/etc.
Sie/hir is the most common one in my experience, and the first time I heard of it was over 5 years ago.
Personally I'm a fan of singular they
, but since I know people who prefer other ones so I try to be respectful.
And, yes, I realize wikipedia isn't a reliable source of information- but it's a good jumping point and those pages have links to the real sources.
Wait. You were actually planning on using 'thou' in speech? >.>
I already said that I was planning on writing something using 'thou' to get in the habit of it. And when did I say that I planned to use it in speech?