I Survived the Great Vowel Shift

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"The trouble with spoken and written English today" : Literacy, Reading and writing & Standard vs. Non-standard English3 ulæste / 3proximity1, december 2022
Words/phrases we love, because, well, they feel so good rolling off the tongue108 ulæste / 108MyopicBookworm, september 2022
Fascinating English -- the etymology of "hap", "haply" and its many derivatives1 ulæst / 1proximity1, august 2022
Sometimes y and w164 ulæste / 164Crypto-Willobie, marts 2022
Things you learnt about your own language26 ulæste / 26Crypto-Willobie, februar 2022
Origins of common expressions3 ulæste / 3Crypto-Willobie, januar 2021
We're undergoing one now3 ulæste / 3LizzieD, april 2020
Free Webinar: The Oxford English Dictionary and historical text collections: Discovering new words1 ulæst / 1Crypto-Willobie, juni 2019
Reconstructing the sound of an ancient language1 ulæst / 1bluepiano, januar 2019
English is a Scandinavian language28 ulæste / 28andyl, januar 2019
Shibbonymics?1 ulæst / 1Crypto-Willobie, august 2018
Forgetting your mother tongue3 ulæste / 3PhaedraB, juni 2018
Anybody Heard Of…3 ulæste / 3Diane-bpcb, november 2017
The Great Language Game14 ulæste / 14hearthlit, september 2017
language log on the oscars1 ulæst / 1Crypto-Willobie, februar 2017
Difference between a brogue and a burr?19 ulæste / 19PhaedraB, januar 2017
IE cognates?1 ulæst / 1Crypto-Willobie, august 2016
The other great shift4 ulæste / 4misskate, august 2016
But You Don't Sound Southern5 ulæste / 5MarthaJeanne, august 2015
"Everything That Starts With 'Al-' In Middle East Is Bad"42 ulæste / 42Artymedon, august 2015
all-the-worlds-languages-traced-back-to-single-african-mother-tongue?10 ulæste / 10Crypto-Willobie, august 2015
question re: swearing in France 1889-189038 ulæste / 38Crypto-Willobie, juli 2015
The "Hardest language to learn"20 ulæste / 20Muscogulus, juli 2015
new publicity for them pesky indo-yerpeens3 ulæste / 3Crypto-Willobie, februar 2015
Should Languages Be Saved?30 ulæste / 30PossMan, februar 2015
Skeat's English Dialects15 ulæste / 15LMHTWB, januar 2015
Average number of languages spoken by the EU population29 ulæste / 29CliffordDorset, oktober 2014
hear some shifted vowels7 ulæste / 7IreneF, september 2014
Designed to Confuse Our US Cousins13 ulæste / 13bluepiano, august 2014
Pet peeve phrases IV84 ulæste / 84rolandperkins, april 2014
What languages sound like2 ulæste / 2Crypto-Willobie, marts 2014
What is the great vowel shift?36 ulæste / 36vpfluke, februar 2014
Your Malapropisms Tonight5 ulæste / 5defaults, januar 2014
"These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time"3 ulæste / 3guido47, januar 2014
Abolish the apostrophe61 ulæste / 61Muscogulus, oktober 2013
Why do Canadians say "eh" at the end of their sentences?90 ulæste / 90Muscogulus, september 2013
AT, ON and IN5 ulæste / 5signature103, juni 2013
Getting closer to the Eurasian super-family3 ulæste / 3elenchus, maj 2013
Generic pronouns. A proposal.11 ulæste / 11luna_lovegood, april 2013
Translation of an inscription4 ulæste / 4timspalding, marts 2013
Latin to Romance... when?24 ulæste / 24anglemark, januar 2013
Lies! Murder! Lexicography!11 ulæste / 11MyopicBookworm, december 2012
Grammar terminologies4 ulæste / 4JDHomrighausen, oktober 2012
Is it important to teach the phoenetic alphabet?20 ulæste / 20MyopicBookworm, oktober 2012
The 24-letter alphabet?4 ulæste / 4Booksloth, august 2012
One Legged Man22 ulæste / 22TimofeyPavlovichPnin, august 2012
Pet peeve phrases III209 ulæste / 209jbbarret, august 2012
Terst.22 ulæste / 22krolik, juni 2012
The Lebanon80 ulæste / 80CliffordDorset, maj 2012
Languages of the World (Wide Web)21 ulæste / 21vpfluke, december 2011
Question about a certain degree?7 ulæste / 7omboy, september 2011
Scots language5 ulæste / 5ed.pendragon, april 2011
Phonetic Clues Hint Language Is Africa-Born18 ulæste / 18prosfilaes, april 2011
Where did that darn 'h' come from?19 ulæste / 19katelisim, februar 2011
"Lit" became "Lighted"?41 ulæste / 41Muscogulus, december 2010
Hanged or Hung-- How would you answer this query?40 ulæste / 40Fogies, december 2010
Survival of the fittest?22 ulæste / 22justjukka, november 2010
The Death of Ancient Egyptian12 ulæste / 12Cynara, november 2010
English Dialects Survey1 ulæst / 1anggarrgoon, november 2010
Flying a kite41 ulæste / 41jjwilson61, november 2010
The Language of Dreams45 ulæste / 45iblis, oktober 2010
Excited for vs. about17 ulæste / 17thegreattim, september 2010
Earth or the Earth17 ulæste / 17pokarekareana, juli 2010
Pet peeve phrases II42 ulæste / 42ColaBooks, juli 2010
Drownding: Why the extra d?11 ulæste / 11keristars, juli 2010
Me, myself8 ulæste / 8msladylib, juli 2010
Pet peeve phrases570 ulæste / 570jjmcgaffey, juli 2010
Where do the prescript/descript wings stand on spelling?35 ulæste / 35midikiman, juli 2010
McWhorter's "The Story of Human Language"9 ulæste / 9MJC1946, juni 2010
Which version of BDB is most useful?2 ulæste / 2MarthaJeanne, juni 2010
Verbalising nouns31 ulæste / 31nickphilosophos, juni 2010
Tracing the Rise of the Ubiquitous "Yes!" and the Rudely Pumped Fist18 ulæste / 18ed.pendragon, juni 2010
"As for me"14 ulæste / 14Naren559, maj 2010
nauseous, momentarily, quote52 ulæste / 52Thrin, maj 2010
Let's Get Our Priorities Straight14 ulæste / 14pinkozcat, maj 2010
The K-word (discussion of ethnic slur)22 ulæste / 22keigu, maj 2010
Use of "we" in Victorian era7 ulæste / 7keigu, maj 2010
International Phonetic Alphabet for 'my'2 ulæste / 2MMcM, marts 2010
Introductory texts in different languages, universities6 ulæste / 6Petroglyph, februar 2010
"As" vs "Like"60 ulæste / 60Naren559, februar 2010
Is English Grammar Based on Latin Grammar and is that Bad?32 ulæste / 32rolandperkins, februar 2010
language contact and historical analogies2 ulæste / 2erilarlo, januar 2010
Visualizing words.12 ulæste / 12CliffordDorset, januar 2010
A challenge to authors!32 ulæste / 32suitable1, januar 2010
Languages group48 ulæste / 48ambushedbyasnail, januar 2010
Farther and further18 ulæste / 18erilarlo, januar 2010
Sites for Sore Eyes61 ulæste / 61UtopianPessimist, december 2009
"bored of... "24 ulæste / 24atiara, december 2009
Future Watching6 ulæste / 6CliffordDorset, oktober 2009
Here's another.35 ulæste / 35MyopicBookworm, september 2009
Mrs Yifnif17 ulæste / 17mene, september 2009
The Great Vowel Shift--Now a movie, opening in a theatre near you7 ulæste / 7CliffordDorset, september 2009
Here we go, another grammar question.32 ulæste / 32jimroberts, august 2009
Hesitant...The happiest days of my life were those studying linguistics; don't understand focus on p35 ulæste / 35grammargoddess, august 2009
How does a k turn into an s?5 ulæste / 5nhlsecord, august 2009
New One On Me26 ulæste / 26msladylib, august 2009
Women, fire, and dangerous things7 ulæste / 7sharder, august 2009
A joke.3 ulæste / 3msladylib, august 2009
Hyphenated Words17 ulæste / 17Muscogulus, juli 2009
versing9 ulæste / 9Watty, juli 2009
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