Written by Graciela
(8/26/2011 12:02 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Questions, thoughts, penned by Stephanie
The word ye, as in Ye Olde Booke Shoppe, is simply an archaic spelling of the definite article the. The use of the letter Y was a printer's adaptation of the thorn, ž, the character in the Old English alphabet representing the th- sounds (th) and (th̸) in Modern English; Y was the closest symbol in the Roman alphabet.