Re: [tied] Vocative Capitalization.

From: tgpedersen@...
Message: 8087
Date: 2001-07-24

--- In cybalist@..., markodegard@... wrote:
> 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
> 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
> but that's never stopped us, has it?

Danish 2nd pl. pronoun is "I" with a capital I (as opposed to "i":