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    Question history of english- HELP!!!

    I have a question from a final exam, need badly your help!!!


    What do the following words have in common?
    What has happened to them in Modern English?
    wilt, hast, thine, art

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazeleyedgirl View Post
    I have a question from a final exam, need badly your help!!!

    What do the following words have in common?
    What has happened to them in Modern English?
    wilt, hast, thine, art
    See the problem is that we've told you most of the answers already to your questions without any input from you at all. If you had thought about the previous questions, you'd be able to answer this one. Being thrown the answers has frozen your thinking ability.

    That is why, as a rule, we do not do people's homework or exams for them. Doing so just creates a more ignorant person, and certainly does no credit to us.
    If you had read and thought about any of your Elizabethan questions, you would know these words backwards. It is not a hard question.

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    If I knew the answers I wouldn't ask! I have tones of things to read and learn for the exam. As you can see In my other posts (about the morphology and syntax) I was trying to answer myself and ask anyone for the comment but some of them were out of topic even if I wrote my thoughts about it. You're not doing my homework I"m learning to the third exam which I have in one day, no time for exploration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazeleyedgirl View Post
    If I knew the answers I wouldn't ask! I have tones of things to read and learn for the exam. As you can see In my other posts (about the morphology and syntax) I was trying to answer myself and ask anyone for the comment but some of them were out of topic even if I wrote my thoughts about it. You're not doing my homework I"m learning to the third exam which I have in one day, no time for exploration.

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    Yes, I'll concede that you've put work into those other subjects.
    But are you saying you have no idea what "thou art" or "thou hast" mean, after studying Shakespeare? You can look up "thine" in any web dictionary.

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    I know what that means these are 2person sg irregular verbs be have will and 2nd person personal pronoun; but what they have in common with modern english? I know that they were used till late XIX century and is still used in some dialects; present in literature, religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazeleyedgirl View Post
    I know what that means these are 2person sg irregular verbs be have will and 2nd person personal pronoun; but what they have in common with modern english? I know that they were used till late XIX century and is still used in some dialects; present in literature, religion.
    Good, it's probably wise to give some indication about how much you do understand at the beginning.
    Then you'd know that:
    wilt = will
    hast = have
    thine = your
    art = are
    It's up to you to decide how they have changed in modern English - that's all they're asking.
    They're obviously similar (except for thine) but not the same.

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