Ahhh! The language of my youth!blancalaw said:Can someone explain what are the grammar rules in the old english for adding -th or -st on the end of the words? eg. hast, believeth, art...
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Focalist said:An Boring Old Fart writeth thiswise:
Conjugations of the pattern
I have, thou hast, he hath, we/you/they have
may be "old English", but they are not Old English. That verb went:
þū hafas (hafast / hæfst)
hē hafaþ (hæfþ)
hīo habbaþ [þ = modern 'th']
in Old English.
"Thou hast", "he hath" are examples of Early Modern English (in general use until around 1800).