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From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 2, 2002, 4:16
Steg Belsky scripsit:

> since then i don't really understand why in english "i" has to be > capitalized, setting it apart from the other pronouns.
Because in old handwriting a lower-case "i" was just an up-down stroke, and it too easily disappeared into the preceding or following words otherwise. Note that the closely related languages, as well as OE with "ic", do not have a single-letter word "i" and do not capitalize the first person pronoun. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>