Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Speechless

I haven't been blogging because I've had nothing to say. I still have nothing to say. I will send a prize to the first person to identify this chart.


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  1. I googled" the great vowel shift", now i know, but i don't deserve the price.

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  2. Nice try! The chart represents a specific aspect and period. That's the question.

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  3. And I thought you wanted to allude to "speechless by sore throat" :-)

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    1. Thanks Brigitta. I'm speechless in the face of the continued candidacy of Trump. But this is a representation of the way Old English vowels were pronounced. (I didn't really expect anyone to care.) Maybe the pronunciation is somewhat familiar to you as a German speaker.

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    2. I read Beowulf (in old English!), and liked it very, very much.

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