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Pronouns

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posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 11:11 PM
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Is there a reason that we capitalize the personal pronoun "I"? it's not as if "I" is a proper noun. And we don't capitalize "me", either. Anyone have any idea?




posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 11:43 PM
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The rules of English dont relate to each other much. We just make it up as we go along. They have classes in Ebonics now. I love this language!

If God were writing, "me" would be capitalized!

[edit on 27-8-2005 by jacquio999]



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:09 AM
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'twould, 'twould...

And i thought that the ebonics classes only lasted for a few years. Suppose that was wrong...

Is there any other language as mutable and mutated as english?



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 08:43 AM
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Modern and Middle English I developed
from earlier i in the stressed position. I came to be written
with a capital letter thereby making it a distinct word and avoiding
misreading handwritten manuscripts.

source: alt-usage-english.org...



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 10:18 PM
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Oh, i suppose that makes sense, that it was used to stress the letter as an important word...

But why were people so pompous as to do that?

Tired insane theory: it's whoever's in control, trying to keep us focussed on our selves rather than others.

Rationalesque theory: People are just self-absorbed.



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