HD: CBC Radio on Great Vowel Shift
Posted: 04 February 2013 04:48 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A U of T linguistics professor explains all.

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Posted: 04 February 2013 08:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I enjoyed that explanation and it’s interesting to compare regional accents.  For instance, some north eastern English accents as well as the Stoke-on-Trent accents - among others most likely - still pronounce “you” as “yow” which is apparently the pronunciation of hundreds of years ago.

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Posted: 04 February 2013 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The shift was not as strong the further north you go.

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Posted: 04 February 2013 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I loved the explanation of the vowel differences between “though” and “thought”. One went through the vowel shift and the other didn’t.

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