Dual Pronouns

Unlike Modern English, Old English has pronouns that refer to just two of a given subject or object, adding another option to the usual choice between just “singular” and “plural.”  These pronouns are all first- and second-person, allowing an OE speaker to employ such phrases as “you two,” “we two,” etc., by use of a single word.

First Person

Case Singular
Nominative wit
Accusative uncit, unc
Genitive uncer
Dative unc


Second Person

Case Singular
Nominative git
Accusative incit, inc
Genitive incer
Dative inc


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