An iPad app that teaches French vocabulary to young children has a human voice reads a word or phrase, like 'voiture de police', and the user attempts to select a photo that matches what was read.
When the user answers correctly, the human voice says something affirmative, like:
- Bravo !
- Vous êtes remarquable !
- Vous êtes spectaculaire !
When the user answers incorrectly, the human voice says something negative, like:
- Oups !
- Tu peux le faire !
- Essaie encore !
I can't help but notice she uses the 'vous' form for correct answers, and the 'tu' form for incorrect answers.
My reflex is to find this amusing, but is this actually exposing some rare, but standard, differentiation of the 'tu' and 'vous' forms for children that I have never encountered?