Re: Re: English Language in the Past

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anonymous
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Hey Brad, is that Kevin Stroud's podcast?  Or have you discovered another History of English podcast?I'm no expert and I hope someone more knowledgable will come along and correct me, but my gut tells me that at your first meeting, you and old Henry VIII would have a bit of trouble. It'd probably be worse than trying to understand a very heavy regional dialect of today. But if you took some time and did some pointing and miming and WRITING, you'd soon start to understand each other very well.Henry would still have been speaking Middle English so vowel sounds would be odd and some vocabulary might be unfamiliar, and he'd probably wonder why you were being so grammatically lazy.

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