What Shakespeare’s English REALLY Sounded Like


Did Shakespeare really sound more American than English? Or more like a Black Country scrap metal merchant? Both have been suggested, but the reality is probably different again.

 This interesting little video explains the truth – and how we know.

Botched rhymes, buried puns and a staged accent that sounds more Victorian than Elizabethan. No more! A linguistic sleuth digs up the surprisingly different sound of the bard’s Early Modern English.

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