Listen To What Shakespeare Sounded Like In The Original Pronunciation From 1600s

Linguist David Crystal and his son Ben (an actor) present an argument which reconstructs the "Original Pronunciation" of Shakespearean texts through historical linguistics. They claim that these works were meant to be read/performed with rhoticity and vowel changes that don't correspond well to Modern British English. CW: near the end of the video, a joke is reconstructed in OP that uses language some may find troubling [Published on 10-31-2016]

Posted by Elaina Wittmer on February 11, 2018

British English;
Language Shift;

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