蛸と海女 (gyufu_no_saijo) wrote in linguaphiles,
蛸と海女
gyufu_no_saijo
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For speakers of languages that have a vocative case or something similar, is it common when speaking another language amongst groups of people from the same culture to make use of the vocative?

An example to explain what I mean, I babysit for these Korean kids, Ji-Eun and Da-Un, and even when they are speaking English with each other, to they call each other 'Ji-Euna' and 'Da-Una,' despite speaking otherwise perfectly standard English for the region, so I was just wondering whether or not this is isolated or a general thing.
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