"ye": "the" vs. "thee"?

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Wed Oct 1 04:15:37 UTC 2008

One clue that you often get, depending on the medium, is that ye for
"the" can have a superscript e, whereas ye for "ye" will not (yt with
supercript t is also seen for "that"). Gravestones give good examples
of this. The type sets acquired from Europe may have lacked thorns
and eths, but they did often have superscripts.

James Harbeck.

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