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Nouns into verbs. Huge inflow of European vocabulary into English vocab due to renaissance cross- pollination. Allowed endless possibilities for Shakespeare. Able to exploit multiple meanings of one word.
“Thou” is addressing one person “ye” is addressing more than one “you” was used as a subject
Inflectional endings which suffixes the indicated the words grammatical functions in the way that many modern languages still have had disappeared “you” – used by people of lower class You is also a formal way for upper class “Thou” and “thee” were by higher class
Used “thou” and “thee” to talk to: Lower classes Addressing god And when talking about supernatural beings
“thou” expressed intimacy “thou” can also express anger “you” expressed formality, politeness, and distance This is all similar to modern English
Still changing and developing we now use “you” as both singular and plural forms Shakespeare was a leading figure Renaissance explosion made it wonderfully flexible
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