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Why do some Sikhs speak in shakespeare ?

asked 2020-02-08 12:41:23 -0500

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updated 2020-02-10 10:24:50 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

I mean I have seen lot of Gurbani been translated to English with words like Thou, Thee, hast,art ,Thy, Thine.. etc.

What is the connection ?

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answered 2020-02-10 10:42:14 -0500

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English used to have a familiar case (like French, German, Spanish, etc.) "Thee" is the intimate form of "you." So when speaking of God, the familiar case was used. Much scriptural translation is done in that manner. In modern use, the familiar case has fallen away in English and the pronoun "you" is used pretty much universally.

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