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----- Original Message -----
From: "And Rosta" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad


> John:
> > michael poxon scripsit:
> > > Forms like "thee are" and "thee were" sound weird, at least to me.
> >
> > They're found in traditional dialect in the south-east of England, and
> > also in old-fashioned (now basically extinct) Quaker plain speech.
>
> I haven't encountered evidence of survival of trad dialect in the SE,
> but round my neck of the woods (Lancashire, that is; not London) it
> is "Thou is".

Methinks he meant the northeast.

> --And.
>