Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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'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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"'e pron.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 17 Dec 2017 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/e_pron2>

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