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anonymous
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When he states that it takes about 1000 years for a language to change to the point that people from either end of that time-frame would not be able to understand each other is fascinating.

Yeah, that bit kinda blew my mind.  I started wondering if the 1000-year rule holds true whether or not the language is written and read by the general public (not just by specialists).The English of 1012 is indecipherable to us. Will Shakespeare's English be equally indecipherable in, say, 2590?  Glad you're enjoying the podcast as much as I am. It tickles me to hear that Southern drawl suddenly snap into Old or Middle English!

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