Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
'E, EE, pron.2 Gen.Sc. forms of Eng. ye, you (in w.Sc. also formerly = thee) when used unemphatically but in ne. and s.Sc. also emphatic, esp. in the lengthened form ee. [i, i:]
w.Sc. 1857 in Jam.6:
I maun tell 'ee. Is tat 'ee? Wgt. 1880 G. Fraser Lowland Lore 109:
Here's the penny; wull ee tuk it, or wull ee no? Slk. 1893 Anon. Walter Wathershanks 6:
Ou'll no get fu' on the haufcroon 'e gied iz ony way. Edb. 1895 J. Tweeddale Moff 138:
Guid's preserve us, where belang 'e tae? Ayr. 1901 “G.Douglas” Green Shutters xiv.:
You have been playing the truant, have 'ee? Abd. 1924 L. Coutts Caul' Nor'-East 5:
Aren't ee gaun tae the weddin? Rxb. 1947 Hawick Express (27 Aug.):
Ee've nae idea how pleased Aw was whun Jennet cam' hyimm on Seterday efternune.
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