Sunday, May 29, 2016

Understanding English from the past

This is a fascinating and brief video on how English language has changed over time. Have you read Shakespeare? How much did you understand without looking up the help notes? And what about the pronunciation?

Then go back further to Chaucer. Can you still understand him without help?

The Middle English example is particularly clever. A spoken and visual rendition of a sentence most people know but it’s still almost incomprehensible in its original form.

A fun and enlightening way to spend a few minutes.

Go here to watch the video:

Helen Woodall

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