English narcissist?

Guest   Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:21 pm GMT
Why is the word 'I' capitalised? The only other personal pronoun receiving such treatment is 'Him'. Does this mean English speakers equate themselves with Him? Why don't they say You?
Lazar   Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:28 pm GMT
The answer to be found online is that in manuscripts the small i, on its own, was too easily misread or attached to other words, so they started using a capital I instead. This may be the same reason that Spanish uses ‹y› ("and"), rather than ‹i›, even though y is normally not used as a vowel in Spanish.