Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Talking the Talk: Shakespeare Didn't Say It the Way We Do
This is something for all those North Americans who find it strange to see "pain" rhyme with "again" in some English poetry. Language is a living thing, and, strangely, I find this explanation of what Shakespeare's actors might have sounded like during his lifetime frequently easier to understand than British Received Pronunciation. Probabaly has something to do with the time at which English began to be spoken on this continent.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom