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October 04, 2013

Time travel: "What Shakespeare really sounded like 400 years ago"

From Explore: "Linguists reconstruct a 400-year-old accent with remarkable results."

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Thanks for posting this. It brings it that much closer to home.

Posted by: Becs | Oct 5, 2013 10:00:38 AM

Brilliant!

Very late in the night,

don a set of quality headphones/earphones,

and drift past imaginary places.

Posted by: Joe Peach | Oct 4, 2013 5:24:27 PM

Love this! In grad school we used to spend hours meticulously scanning the iambic pentameter, accented, unaccented etc., looking not only for clues to pronunciations, but also for changes in pattern that would signify, to the actor, what the character was likely feeling. This just brings it to a whole new, obviously much more important level! To me it sounds more like Scottish, and very beautiful. I wonder if they could pull it off in Ashland.

Posted by: tamra | Oct 4, 2013 2:45:43 PM

Love this.

Accent is much closer to American English. Settled around, oh, 1600...

Posted by: Diana | Oct 4, 2013 2:17:35 PM

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