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I would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain these sentences below for me.
"Yet, it does appear the have already been so generous thou needest not to labor. I rejoice with thee in thy good fortune. More, I would even share it with thee. Pray, from thy purse which must be bulging else thou woudst be busy in yon shop. extract by two humble shekels and lend them to me until after the noblemen's feast this night. Thou wilt not miss them ere they are returned."
Thank you inadvance.
Guest:Thou and thee mean "you". Though I think "thou" might be used for both singular and plural while "thee" is only singular. Thy means "your" (belonging to you).
Guest:Yes they are English words but it is old English, i.e. not used anymore except in books and films that are set in old times.
'Thou' corresponds to 'I/you/he/she'. (Nominative)
'Thee' corresponds to 'me/you/him/her'. (Accusative)
'Thy' corresponds to 'my/your/his/her'. (Possessive)
'Thine' -- 'mine/yours/his/hers'.
It's an archaic form, and its status was similar to the French vous/tu. At one time, it was the formal form, but became the familiar form around Shakespeare's time.
As for the archaic plural form...
Nominative / Accusative / Possessive
Ye (or you) / you / your, yours
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Guest:"Yet, it does appear 'you' have already been so generous 'you' needest not to labor. I rejoice with 'you' in 'my' good fortune. More, I would even share it with 'you'. Pray, from 'my' purse which must be bulging else 'I' woudst be busy in 'your' shop. extract by two humble shekels and lend them to me until after the noblemen's feast this night. "You' wilt not miss them ere they are returned."
Guest:why, i asked is because i have to put the texas pleage in pictures for school
Anonymous:thee means you so does thou and thy means yours
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