Re: USAGE: Thorn vs Eth
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 5:35|
On Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at 02:26 , John Cowan wrote:
> tim talpas scripsit:
>> Though I think that "thy" isn't a very good example, as I don't hear
>> that word spoken ever. (maybe in some british dialects I don't know
Yep - still going strong in dialects of north England.
> Protestant Christians say "Hallowed be thy name" rather frequently;
So also this side of The Pond do Catholic Christians :)
As well as also:
"Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven".
Despite the efforts of some modernizers, most Catholics here still say:
"Hail Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus...."
> I admit
> it's not a word used in conversation much.
Except in the north of England, where it still used colloquially.