I Survived the Great Vowel Shift

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