[LMB] OT: Shakespeare's accent
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On Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 5:58 AM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's not only a matter of accent, but pronunciation - much of Shakespeare
> is written in rhyme as well as iambic pentameter, but we don't realize it
> because how the words are said has shifted. I was grateful when my
> high-school English classes on Shakespearean plays used texts that had the
> lines on one page and explanations of terms, customs, spelling,
> pronunciation, etc. on the opposing page. A lot of those plays isn't
> possible for an uninformed modern person to properly understand.
> Matt G.
True, you miss a lot of the jokes in the comedies..and references as so on.
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