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Words Ending in eth/th
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0527  Tuesday, 22 March 2005

From:           William Godshalk <
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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.

Bill

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