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    • Join Date: Apr 2004
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    #1

    Why does I always take a capital letter?

    Hi,

    Any ideas? Can't find an answer anywhere...


    • Join Date: Feb 2007
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    #2

    Re: Why does I always take a capital letter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corinne View Post
    Hi,

    Any ideas? Can't find an answer anywhere...
    Well Corinne, what an interesting question! I didn't know the answer either, but felt sure I could find it. I did. Up to the 11th century, it was written "ic" (This is Old English) and thereafter reduced to "i". It began to be capitalized c.1250 to mark it as a distinct word and avoid misreading in handwritten manuscripts.
    There you have it!
    Moggy


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    #3

    Re: Why does I always take a capital letter?

    And that still holds true. i could be a mistype or a misspelled word, and context does not always tell you what it should be.


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    #4

    Re: Why does I always take a capital letter?

    Great, thanks a lot.

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