Early Modern English
- Language: Early Modern English
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- Language code: xengm
- Language family:
- Earlier form of: English
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- Script: Latin script
Early Modern English is the stage of the English language from late 15th
century, to the transition to Modern English, in the mid-to-late 17th century.
Compared with today's English, the Early Modern English verbs have the following features:
- 3rd person singular ends in '-eth' in addition to '-s'.
- The second-person singular indicative was marked in both the present and past tenses with -st or -est; e.g.
'thou walk(e)st', 'thou walkedst'
Sample Verb: have
|he; she; it||hath; has||had|
Sample Verb: be
|he; she; it||is||was|