Capitolizing "I" in a sentence

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Capitolizing "I" in a sentence

Postby bigsteve » Thu May 14, 2009 9:16 am

I am an Amercan citizen living and working in Germany. A colleage asked me why is "I" always capitolized in a sentence but "he, she, you ...." do not?

Could anyone help me with what I can tell my colleage? Even though I have grown up learning and writing it this way, I do not know why!!

Steve

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Re: Capitalising "I" in the sentences

Postby Tukanja » Sat May 16, 2009 9:53 am

:-D

I think it's because the word "I" consists of only one, ninth letter of the English alphabeth.
If the text was written by hand and not machine and by way of not using capitalised "I" the "i" couldn't be easy recognised in the text and the text med ;-) look less attractive.

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Re: Capitalising "I" in the sentences

Postby Tukanja » Sat May 16, 2009 7:14 pm

thank 'ee ;-) :-D

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Re: Capitolizing "I" in a sentence

Postby bigsteve » Mon May 18, 2009 5:45 pm

Thanks a bunch!!!!! Have a good'n


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