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4.13.5 Middle (Archaic) Achaean
For those hardy few trying to speak Middle (Archaic) Achaean properly: please stop. Most of you have it horribly wrong! Throwing in thee and ye and the occasional 'eth' at the end of verbs just doesn't cut it. Now, if you're serious, here are a few tips. WORDS ABOUT PEOPLE ------------------ Thou - you, one person, subject of sentence. e.g. Thou art a fool. Thee - you, one person, object of sentence. e.g. I throw a rotten vegetable at thee. Thy - your, one person. e.g. Thy face bringeth new meaning to the term 'pox.' Thine - 'thy', before a vowel. e.g. Thine abilities are below my scorn. Ye - you, plural. e.g. Varlets, I despise the excrescences ye call speech. Your - your, plural. e.g. Your odour surpasseth that of a pack of sweating yaks. ACTION WORDS ------------ Let's pick an action word completely at random and use it: I kill. / We kill. ** NOT I killeth. Thou killest. / Ye kill. ** NOT Thou killeth. He killeth. / They kill. OTHER FUN WORDS --------------- aye - yes nay - no anon - soon adjure - warn hither - here thither - there kine - cows coney - rabbit doughty - fearless poltroon - coward pusillanimous - cowardly miscreant - evildoer knave - unprincipled fain - gladly prithee - 'please...?' doom - judgement withal - in addition woot - knows veritable - true; real forsooth - indeed; truly assay - to try an - if certes - surely pray - please mayhap - maybe/perhaps methinks - it seems to me drat! - may god rot it wherefore - why verily - truly; really repair (to) - go to craven - coward boon - favour, blessing thilke - the same for the nonce - for the moment vouchsafe - grant/bestow fie - (a curse on someone) avaunt - let's go! hight - named/called enow - enough lest - or else deign - condescend ("Wouldst deign to accompany me?") yon - that (as in, 'yon tome that lieth upon the pedestal') USEFUL FOR INSULTING -------------------- sirrah - contemptuous for 'sir' varlet - rascal, knave mountebank - trickster coxcomb - conceited popinjay - vain, blabby person poltroon- coward slubberdegullion - wretch PRACTICE TIME ------------- Sirrah! I insult thee yet and anon. Let thy kine wither and thine insolence be revealed as is meet for such a miscreant. To thy kin, varlets and popinjays all: I pronounce doom most hideous upon ye. Come hither and I shall prove upon your bodies the verity of my claims. Your poltroonery is but the beginning of the infamy which shall be made known withal.