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People sometimes think thee and thou are old English. Not so. They are more Middle English,
The original Anglo-Saxon tongue originate from a peninsula off of Denmark, somewhat shaped like a hook. That's what Angle means.
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Another interesting example of tutoyer, in the play "The Merchant of Venice". Everyone keeps addressing the villain Shylock as thee/thou/thine etc. because he is a Jew. Isn't that sad? I have noticed though in some modern adaptations, they often replace it with the more respectful you. But is that really historical? That's not how Shakespeare originally wrote the play. Plus we should correct the past. But should we ever deny it ever existed? Think about it.