Still used sometimes in the north of England.
Posted by Linden on July 02, 1998 at 21:34:44:
In response to Pr' thee, thou hast, written by Constanza on July 02, 1998 at 10:51:53
I've heard it used by northerners when they are intimate, or assertively Northern. Mellors in "Lady Chatterley's Lover" shows how it was used in the 1920s: he would switch it on and off.
In 16th century, it was used as follows:
Subject: thou - Thou singest
Object: thee - I see thee
Possessive: - thy/ thine: Thy book/The book is thine.
The northern English form often becomes "tha" or "ta" - Hasta seen it?
- Wha hast tha bin since Ah saw thee? ;-)(nfm) Caroline 22:54:35 7/02/98 (1)
- On Ilkla Moor baht' at (nfm) Linden 00:54:30 7/04/98 (0)
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