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Subject: Re: [OM] In case you hadn't heard....
From: Bob Whitmire <bwhitmire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:03:51 -0400
Good question, except that we don’t sound like we speak Middle English. I know 
one technique is to look at poetry that rhymes and see what rhymes with what. 
Interesting, that.

I first encountered the notion of the vowel shift in a science-fiction book, 
The Domesday Book, by Connie something or other. A very good time-travel story 
set in Oxford and England the year the plague arrived. Published _years_ ago. 
One of the original goals of the young woman going back in time was to gather 
evidence on the early permutations of the vowel shift.

--Bob Whitmire
Certified Neanderthal

On Mar 21, 2014, at 2:18 AM, Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> How does he know that the way they spoke changed?

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