In Middle English the Northern speakers started using the +es inflection whilst the South continued to use the Old English form +eð/+eth. When did the South finally catch up with the North and use the +es form too?

  • Somewhat related (although it certainly doesn't answer your question): Origin of -(e)s in present indicative third singular
    – herisson
    Nov 3, 2017 at 19:02
  • Uh… Abigael, could you post examples, please? One or two examples each of South or Old English or any relevant dialect or language? Nov 3, 2017 at 22:00
  • I never heard of any instance of the South catching up with the North… which by no means suggests it didn't happen.f it did, where and what is the evidence? Nov 3, 2017 at 22:27


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