17540RE: What Shakespeare Plays Originally Sounded Like | Mental Floss
- Sep 29, 2013
Yes. I speak as a specialist on Elizabethan literature, with several published articles on Shaksper and his cohorts, and English as pronounced around 1600 bears little or no similarity to RP. (There is plenty of evidence for this, it's not only rhymes that worked then but don't now).
---In firstname.lastname@example.org, <email@example.com> wrote:Pronunciation matters, and who knew David Crystal's son was such a handsome lad. Shakespeak sounds more like my granddaddy from Montana than it does 'Lord' (Laurence) Olivier - as he's apparently called in England.
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