Re: [tied] Vocative Capitalization.

From: markodegard@...
Message: 8075
Date: 2001-07-23

Glen Gordon wrote:
> How do you explain the non-vocative pronoun "I"?

Scribal, then later, printers' convention. Small letter "i" is
smallest of all the letters and gets lost on a line. Capping it helps
makes it more visible. I suspect vocative particle "O" is capped for a
similar reason reason, perhaps on analogy to "I".

This is all purely internal to English, and we are getting off topic,
but that's never stopped us, has it?