See also: thou

Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old English þū, from Proto-West Germanic *þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation edit

  • (stressed) IPA(key): /θuː/, /ðuː/
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /ðu/[1][2]
  • (after /t/, /d/, especially early) IPA(key): /tuː/, /tu/

Pronoun edit

þou (accusative þe, genitive þin, possessive determiner þi, þin)

  1. thou (second-person singular pronoun); you[3]

Derived terms edit

Derived terms

Descendants edit

  • English: thou, tha; thow, thu, du
  • Scots: thou, du, thoo
  • Yola: thou, th'

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Brink, Daniel (1992), “Variation between <þ-> and <t-> in the Ormulum”, in Irmengard Rauch, Gerald F. Carr and Robert L. Kyes, editors, On Germanic Linguistics: Issues and Methods (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs; 68), De Gruyter Mouton, →DOI, →ISBN, pages 21-35.
  2. ^ Thurber, Beverly A. (15 February 2011), “Voicing of Initial Interdental Fricatives in Early Middle English Function Words”, in Journal of Germanic Linguistics, volume 23, issue 1, Cambridge University Press, →DOI, pages 65-81.
  3. ^ thou, pron.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 5 May 2018.