The etymology of 'thou' and 'you'

When we were children, we might have been taught this in English grammar class: He is happy She is happy I am happy You are happy Why is it that we say, “you are happy,” rather than, “you is happy,” even though ‘you’ is singular? The answer can be found in its etymology. In the past, we used to use the word ‘thou’ as the second person singular form while ‘you’ was actually the plural form used to refer to two or more people....

June 19, 2021 · 1 min · Jesstern Rays