Wednesday 13 July 2011

Shakespeare Sounding Funny

I'm always a little suspicious of these things, but here is a scene from Shakespeare in what is supposed to be the pronunciation that would actually have been used in Elizabethan England. My suspicions are based on the fact that no two of these versions ever sound alike. In fact, why don't I demonstrate that by putting in two videos. Compare and, if you must, contrast.

And this:

They're both rather fascinating.

1 comment:

  1. The Antipodean17 July 2011 at 13:06

    They both sound a bit Irish to me.