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----- Original Message -----
From: "Elliott Lash" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: "two be"


> > Am 31.12.01, Joe Hill yscrifef:
> >
> > > > Oh, thou just wants to throw archaic grammar at me! :)
> > >
> > > I love Archaic Grammar.  Thou likest it not?  Dost thee find it
offensive?
> > > Thine own grammar is lacking.
>
>
> Shouldn't it be:
>
>  I love Archaic Grammar. It likes thee not? Dost thou find it offensive?
thine own grammar is lacking.
>
> ...
>
> I thought that in Early Modern English which I presume we're talking about
here, the verb Like here is an impersonal verb taking a dative, just like
the verb Think "seem" as in "Me thinks thou dost protest to much" = "It
seems to me that you protest to much"
>
> I know that this is the case in Middle English IIRC.
>
> Elliott
>
>
I love Archaic Grammar.  Thou likest it not?  Dost thou find it offensive?
Thine own grammar is lacking. even