The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0527 Tuesday, 22 March 2005
From: William Godshalk <
Date: Monday, 21 Mar 2005 17:13:55 -0500
Subject: Words Ending in eth/th
Some years ago while reading an essay by Randall McLeod I found that
Randy had found some evidence that words ending in eth/th were
pronounced in the seventeenth century (if not before) as if they ended
in s. For example, hath was pronounced has. To make a long story short,
I didn't write the reference down, and now I can't find it. Does anyone
have this information to hand?
I have been looking for Randy's email address, to no avail. I guess I
could always use the telephone.
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