[Ads-l] "Saith" [was: "Oh, Brother, _Were_ Art Thou"]

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Nov 3 15:28:25 UTC 2015


May I write "Saith the Geneva Bible", or is that an error too?  Should I write "Sayest" instead?


Joel

      From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
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 Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 9:51 AM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] "Oh, Brother, _Were_ Art Thou"

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I actually bristle more at the overgeneralization of -eth and -est verb endings ("My cup runnethed over", "Pride goest before a fall", etc.).  I'm sure y'all have your own examples.


LH



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