Date: Thu, 16 Nov 1995 17:01:51 EST From: David Bergdahl Subject: Xmas pronouns Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 16-Nov-1995 05:01pm EST To: Remote Addressee ( _MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU ) From: David Bergdahl Dept: English BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783 Subject: Xmas pronouns How would you parse "God rest ye merry gentlemen"? so that {ye} is a nominal plural rather than dative/accus as object of {bless}? [May] God [grant] rest [to] ye, merry gentlemen" is my gloss of the hymn, but that leaves problems still. Is this a case of confused case marking by Victorian pseudo-medievals or what? BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens "Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs Received: 16-Nov-1995 05:01pm