Start Using ‘thou’
Over the course of its existence, the number of speakers of English and the number of words they use have grown exponentially. In terms of grammar and syntax, however, English has generally become a simpler, more user-friendly language.
Whereas nouns in Old English could be declined into one of six cases (as in Latin or German), today this practice is preserved only in a handful of pronouns.
Although there are a lot of reasons why simplicity is a virtue when it comes to language, it does raise the question whether any of those old quirks were actually more useful than we tend to assume. Here are just three reasons the answer might just be, well, yea. – Oxford Blog
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Not a bad idea to start using “thou”, “thee”, “yea” and “nay”.
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, … (Proverbs 17:27)
While I preached, uh, use to preach until ran out of the Town of Enumclaw Washington, I used common usage English – however, nothing compares to the beauty, the exactness and the loveliness of the King James Bible.
So just as yea was the general term for affirming or assenting, nay was used if you were contradicting a positively formed statement or question like Is a heretic fit to translate holy scripture into English?, while no was only used in answer to negative questions like It’s not still raining, is it? or Isn’t he wonderful? The distinction might seem confusing at first but, properly applied, it removes all possibility of waiters and customers misunderstanding each other. – Oxford Blog
teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you? (Proverbs 22:21)
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