Thursday, 26 March 2015

English Language Through History

If you want to know what the English language of Shakespeare, and even earlier than the 16th century, really sounded like, you can listen to short videos of actors speaking as they did in the past. Great fun and very interesting!

Romy

5 comments:

Carolb said...

Thanks for that link, Rosemary.

I remember doing Chaucer's The Miller's Tale in it's original language in my A' level English. Quite fun when we started to make sense of it. :-)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Carol- it's quite fascinating to hear the accents!

Nicola said...

I have enough trouble understanding our local accents - never mind Shakespeare :) However, I do enjoy watching Kenneth Branagh in his Shakepearean mode (well, in any shape or form really :)). Hope you are well, Rosemary.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for commenting, Nicola - it's all go at the moment!

Angela Barton said...

Wow! What did we do before the Internet?