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Early Modern English spelling was similar to that of Middle English. Early Modern English orthography had a number of features of spelling that have not been retained:. Many spellings had still not been standardised, however. For example, he was spelled as both he and hee in the same sentence in Shakespeare's plays and elsewhere. Most consonant sounds of Early Modern English have survived into present-day English; however, there are still a few notable differences in pronunciation:.
The following information primarily comes from studies of the Great Vowel Shift ;   see the related chart. Early Modern English had two second-person personal pronouns: In many churches in the United Kingdom and the United States, primarily those that use the King James Bible, "thou" is still used to address God in prayer and is felt to denote reverence.
It was not to denote reverence in the King James Bible, God addresses individual people and even Satan as "thou" but only to denote the singular.
Over the centuries, however, the very fact that "thou" was dropping out of normal use gave it a special aura and so it gradually came to be used to express reverence in hymns and in prayers. Like other personal pronouns, thou and ye have different forms dependent on their grammatical case ; specifically, the objective form of thou is thee , its possessive forms are thy and thine , and its reflexive or emphatic form is thyself.
The objective form of ye was you , its possessive forms are your and yours and its reflexive or emphatic forms are yourself and yourselves. My and thy become mine and thine before words beginning with a vowel or an h. More accurately, the older forms "mine" and "thine" had become "my" and "thy" before words beginning with a consonant other than h , and "mine" and "thine" were retained before words beginning with a vowel or an h , as in mine eyes or thine hand.
During the Early Modern period, the verb inflections became simplified as they evolved towards their modern forms:. The modal auxiliaries cemented their distinctive syntactical characteristics during the Early Modern period. Thus, the use of modals without an infinitive became rare as in "I must to Coventry"; "I'll none of that". Some verbs ceased to function as modals during the Early Modern period.
The present form of must , mot , became obsolete. Dare also lost the syntactical characteristics of a modal auxiliary and evolved a new past form dared , distinct from the modal durst. The perfect of the verbs had not yet been standardised to use only the auxiliary verb "to have". Some took as their auxiliary verb "to be", such as this example from the King James Bible: The rules for the auxiliaries for different verbs were similar to those that are still observed in German and French see unaccusative verb.
The modern syntax used for the progressive aspect "I am walking" became dominant by the end of the Early Modern period, but other forms were also common such as the prefix a- "I am a-walking" and the infinitive paired with "do" "I do walk". A number of words that are still in common use in Modern English have undergone semantic narrowing.
The use of the verb "to suffer" in the sense of "to allow" survived into Early Modern English, as in the phrase "suffer the little children" of the King James Bible, but it has mostly been lost in Modern English.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the stage of the language. For the historical period, see Early Modern Britain. For the media company, see Tickle. William Shakespeare 's Sonnet in the Quarto. Old English Middle English. Tudor period and English Renaissance. Chronology of Shakespeare's plays and Shakespeare's influence. Elizabethan literature and Elizabethan theatre.
Caroline era and English Civil War. All four forms are used as possessive adjectives: Genitive "it" appears once in the King James Bible Leviticus This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
It was suggested that the King should have a Bible named after him. The language used in previous versions was out of date and difficult to understand. Previous versions were considered to contain omissions and inaccuracies. We know it as the King James Version of the Bible, but when was it first referred to as such in print? Let's consider archaic words. The word "asswaged" appears in the Kings James version of the Bible. What does "asswage" mean?
To abate or subside. Sewage in the street. More archaic words and phrases in the King James Bible: What does he mean by this? He couldn't be bothered. He was drunk at the time. He was speedily delivered. One more archaic word: A broken piece of earthenware vessel.