[LMB] OT: Shakespeare's accent

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 01:11:37 BST 2021


Excellent video. I wonder how long it would take a listener to begin to
understanding Shakespearean English during a original pronunciation
Shakespeare play.

On Sun, Jul 25, 2021, 10:26 AM Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:

> Re what Shakespeare's English sounded like: Tidsel questioned how they
> could "know", so here's a vid that explains it:
>
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeW1eV7Oc5A
>
> I was sceptical at first, but on reading and hearing more about it, I was
> pretty much convinced.
>
> Also: if they can figure out what Proto-Indo-European sounded like, the
> English of 400 years ago should be a breeze.
>
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
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