In this video English lesson, part of my Daily Dose of English series from 2010-2011, I look at Archaic
Anderson from Brazil has made a video request for a Daily Dose of English. Over to you, Anderson. Hello teacher, first of all I’d like to say that I’m addicted to your Daily Dose… and… I’d like to know more about archaic words like thou, thee, viz., etc., etc. That’s it, thanks. Archaic words are words rarely used in English today, except when the user wants to create a deliberate dramatic or poetic effect. However, in Northern English and Scots English, thou is still used as the second person singular pronoun. And the popularity of Shakespeare ensures that many archaic terms are not forgotten.
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