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Andreas Johansson scripsit:

> What's the difference 'tween the -th and -s forms of the 3rd sg?

The latter is an import from the northern dialects that got into the
standard, though that is mostly based on southern forms.  Operationaly
the only difference is that -th is now archaic.

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