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RE[2]: gramma police
by henderson101 on Tue 13th Apr 2010 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE: gramma police"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

shalt would be pass tense, correct? Shall would be present tense, and since it would be speaking in present tense, it should be Thou shall not pass.


No

Of course I could be completely wrong, after all, it's Olde English for a reason! It's... well Olde!


Yes, you are. Shalt is the present tense form of the second person singular.

I shall
thou shalt

Shall is irregular though, take "to have"

I have
thou hast
he/she/it hath
you have

Lovely. Off topic ;-)

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RE[3]: gramma police
by Christian Paratschek on Tue 13th Apr 2010 15:07 in reply to "RE[2]: gramma police"
Christian Paratschek Member since:
2005-07-06

I have
thou hast
he/she/it hath

Funny, how close old english and modern german are. The same in German would be:

ich habe
du hast
er/sie/es hat

And from then english only got simpler and german stayed bloody complicated - for no reason :-)

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RE[4]: gramma police
by loftyhauser on Tue 13th Apr 2010 15:17 in reply to "RE[3]: gramma police"
loftyhauser Member since:
2006-12-18

Funny, how close old english and modern german are.



For a reason -- they are both germanic languages!

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RE[4]: gramma police
by cb88 on Tue 13th Apr 2010 17:08 in reply to "RE[3]: gramma police"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

What? most English words do not follow a regular spelling is German even worse?

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RE[3]: gramma police
by Tuishimi on Tue 13th Apr 2010 16:51 in reply to "RE[2]: gramma police"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

It doesn't, unfortunately, matter anymore. You could write thou sahabjoet not pass and it would be correct in American English today... since people make up new words and spellings of old words on a daily basis.

ix-nay! Ere-hay ome-cay the ord-way olice-pay! ol-lay!

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RE[4]: gramma police
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 13th Apr 2010 16:52 in reply to "RE[3]: gramma police"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

That's what you get with an unregulated language. English could use some serious spring cleaning, especially to bring spelling back in line with pronunciation.

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