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Old 08-04-2009, 05:17 AM   #38
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Default Re: Shakespearean English

Originally Posted by SuperFerret View Post
I think a manner of speaking similar to that used in the Lord of the Rings movies would generate the same feel without having the thees and thous.
I agree I think they should do what Lord Of The Rings did and have him speak in that old medival fashion speech pattern over putting thees and thous after each sentance.

Shakespherean English is the early modern English we speak now after the language was standardised by London-based dialect in government and administration and by the standardising effect of printing.

before the 15th century old english and middle english sound more like french and german due to being conquered by old germanic speaking Saxons, Latin speaking Romans ect.

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