On Early English Pronunciation, with Especial Reference to Shakespeare and Chaucer: Illustrations of the pronunciation of the XIVth and XVth centuries. Chaucer, Gower, Wycliffe, Spenser, Shakespeare, Salesbury, Barclay, Hart, Bullokar, Gill, Pronunciation vocabulary
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accent Alexandrine assonance Bull Bullokar Chaucer cited consonant consonantes dhai dhat dhe Lord dhee dheer dhei dheir dhem dhen dher dhii dhis dhou dialect diphthong edition eksept English eye rhyme F. J. Furnivall French G pr geirieu German Gill Gower Haav hadd Hart hath haue hence Latin letters lyke maad modern moost myddes nunciation orthography Palsgrave phonetic probably pronounced pronunciation rhymes saesnec Salesbury sche Shakspere shal shew shii short six MSS sound soundyd spelling supra syllable th century ther theyr thou tion trissyllabic measures uidh unaccented vowel vpon W. W. Skeat weel weer Welsh whan whitsh wold woordes writing wryten wyth
Page 944 - O thou weed, Who art so lovely fair and smell'st so sweet That the sense aches at thee, would thou hadst ne'er been born ! Des. Alas, what ignorant sin have I committed ? Oth. Was this fair paper, this most goodly book, Made to write
Page 685 - Or if men smoot it with a yerde smerte ; And al was conscience and tendre herte. Ful semely hir wimpel pinched was ; Hir nose tretys ; hir eyen greye as glas ; Hir mouth ful smal, and ther-to softe and reed ; But sikerly she hadde a fair forheed ; It was almost a spanne brood, I trowe; For, hardily, she was nat undergrowe.
Page 692 - That rounded as a belle out of the presse. Somwhat he lipsed, for his wantownesse, To make his English swete up-on his tonge; And in his harping, whan that he had songe, His eyen twinkled in his heed aright, As doon the sterres in the frosty night.
Page 680 - A KNIGHT ther was and that a worthy man, That fro the tyme that he first bigan To riden out, he loved chivalrye, Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisye.
Page 678 - That hem hath holpen whan that they were seke. Bifel that, in that sesoun on a day, In Southwerk at the Tabard as I lay...
Page 698 - But greet harm was it, as it thoughte me, That on his shine a mormal hadde he; For blankmanger, that made he with the beste. A SHIPMAN was ther, woning fer by weste: For aught I woot, he was of Dertemouthe.
Page 964 - Noting, the title becomes intelligible, " for the much ado is produced entirely by noting. It begins with the noting of the Prince and Claudio, first by Antonio's man...
Page 706 - The MILLER was a stout carl for the nones: Ful big he was of braun and eek of bones; That proved wel, for over-al ther he cam, At wrastling he wolde have alwey the ram.
Page 692 - This worthy man ful wel his wit bisette; Ther wiste no wight that he was in dette, 280 So estatly was he of his governaunce, With his bargaynes, and with his chevisaunce.
Page 963 - In this singular book, which is printed with remarkable accuracy, we find words spelled with th in which we know there was only the sound of t, and, what is of equal importance, words written with t which were then, as now, according to received usage, spelled with th, and which have been hitherto supposed to have been pronounced with the 6 (th) sound.