[LMB] OT: Shakespeare's accent

Katherine (Kathy) Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Sun Jul 25 18:00:59 BST 2021


On Jul 25, 2021, at 9:05 AM, brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> 
> We had the great vowel shift.
> 
> Lots of his poetry no longer rhymes because we don’t pronounce the words the same as they did back then.

Most of the Great Vowel Shift was before Shakespeare’s time, though there was still some shifting going on.  Chaucer, now, was completely before the shift.

Katherine


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