[LMB] OT: Shakespeare's accent
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Jul 26 22:27:12 BST 2021
On Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:50:14 +0000, tidsel via Lois-Bujold
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>> > On Jul 24, 2021, at 1:00 PM, Markus Baur via Lois-Bujold <
>(or maybe it was Elzabeth)
>> There are lots of vids on YouTube explaining what the accent sounded like,
>> and how we know. Here's one:
>It does not say why they think it should be spoken like that, nor can I see how anyone can *know*.
The same way we "know" about how Latin was spoken; triangulation from
loan-words in other contemporary sources, and seeing what rhymed.
Shakespeare rhymed "loved" and "proved", for instance.
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