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English of 500 years ago

 
 
Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2015 04:14 pm
http://encurious.com/post/126332300103/this-is-what-english-actually-sounded-like-500
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2015 11:29 pm
@gungasnake,
That's from the ([Dutch] University of Groningen) The Skeltonproject
gungasnake
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 01:51 am
@Walter Hinteler,
They obviously do a good job of it. Preserving old languages for posterity, historical and cultural reasons will be a profitable business in coming years; I don't picture more than about ten or twelve of the languages spoken today still being here 25 years from now.
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 02:20 am
My question would be where did they speak English that way? I'll bet it sounded a good deal different in Yorkshire, for example, just as is the case today.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 07:09 am
@Setanta,
Skelton was known for "cultivating English as a language suitable for poetic composition". So it doesn't seem to be a 'regional' English but perhaps something 'Queens English'.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 07:15 am
@gungasnake,
gungasnake wrote:
They obviously do a good job of it.
It's done by students, part of "a self-organised module within the Research Master Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies". [MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations (research). or MA in History (research), or MA in Literary Studies (research)]
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