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Medinoc
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07:15:16 AM Apr 21st 2014
I heard that even the King James Version bible was quite "olde englishe" for its own time. Is that true?
Lenoxus
07:56:30 PM Jan 22nd 2015
This is true, and the page's current version gives the wrong reason for calling God "thou". At the time of the KJV, the you-vs-thou distinction was formal-vs-informal, but before then it had once been plural-vs-singular, a distinction lost in modern English except in non-standard words like "youse". Hence God is "thou" not out of informality, but out of singularity.
StraightFlame
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06:06:14 AM Jul 31st 2013
So, in example lists, does this trope go under Y or O?
Telcontar
08:26:15 AM Jul 31st 2013
I'd put it under Y. Although "ye" was a form of "the", it is now seen as special enough that I wouldn't ignore it for alphabetisation purposes.
R.G.
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11:29:10 AM May 17th 2013
Thecommander236
11:11:45 PM May 17th 2013
Lol.
lu127
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06:47:51 AM Nov 11th 2012