Thursday, March 15, 2012

Link: How did Shakespeare's English sound?

I found this great article today about the sound of Shakespeare's English in his own time. You should go check it out and hear the three recordings they've put up on the site. Real fun!

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating!
    Wonderful to hear.

    I'd heard something a little different, from another scholar, which turns all those movies set during the American Revolution on their head.

    That is, it's British English that's changed the most, far more than American English. IN addition, both Canada and Australia also 'preserve' the mother tongue, at various stages. Rather like rural Quebec continues to speak archaic French.