Talking like a pirate
I've moved this page from the starting out section. Will be working on it more in the future. -Nikells
EDIT: Page is now titled "Pirate language" -User:Nikells
- I like the content, but not the name of the page. Got any better ideas for what this page could be called? --Barrister 22:08, 5 September 2005 (PDT)
- Swashbucklers Lexicon? If you have any better ideas I could always move the page. -Nikells 09:35, 6 September 2005 (GMT)
- It is probably best to go with something that clearly indicates what the page is about (which Talking like a pirate is and Swashbuckler's Lexicon is not) but also fun (vice versa). I cannot think of any suitable names offhand, however. --Bia 03:40, 6 September 2005 (PDT)
- How about something like "List of Piratey terms"? – Yaten talk 04:43, 6 September 2005 (PDT)
- That is even more boringly descriptive than "Talking like a pirate." -User:Nikells 15:01, 6 September 2005 (GMT)
- Uh, it is an encylopedic wiki afterall.... I'd suggest thinking of a name that is something that people would find while doing a search. "Pirate language"? --Guppymomma 07:47, 6 September 2005 (PDT)
- That would probably suffice. --Bia 09:42, 6 September 2005 (PDT)
- Sounds good to me! -User:Nikells 19:16, 6 September 2005 (GMT)
Etymology of 'Ye'
Interestingly, "ye" was originally a plural - the equivalent of the American "y'all", but only as the subject of a sentence. ("Ye shall me run!") "You" was also a plural but the object version. "Thou" and "Thee" were the singular versions.
- "Thou shall see me run"
- "I shall see thee run"
- "Ye pirates shall see me run"
- "I shall see you pirates run"
Later "ye" could be used as either subject or object, singular or plural. Of course, now "you" does the job of all four words.
--Surturz 31/05/2006 EST
'Ye' redirects here?
I was looking on menu information. Particularly the 'Ye' menu. Turns out 'Ye' is redirected to here. I can't find where the info on the menu is, so I can't add a redirect comment. --Moonfish1985 11:48, 29 June 2009 (UTC)