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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 >> about?)
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. Ray.


John Cowan <jcowan@...>