I Survived the Great Vowel Shift

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Things you learnt about your own language16 ongelezen / 16Dilara86, mei 8
Origins of common expressions3 ongelezen / 3Crypto-Willobie, januari 12
Sometimes y and w158 ongelezen / 158Diane-bpcb, december 2020
We're undergoing one now3 ongelezen / 3LizzieD, april 2020
Free Webinar: The Oxford English Dictionary and historical text collections: Discovering new words1 ongelezen / 1Crypto-Willobie, juni 2019
Reconstructing the sound of an ancient language1 ongelezen / 1bluepiano, januari 2019
English is a Scandinavian language28 ongelezen / 28andyl, januari 2019
Shibbonymics?1 ongelezen / 1Crypto-Willobie, augustus 2018
Forgetting your mother tongue3 ongelezen / 3PhaedraB, juni 2018
Anybody Heard Of…3 ongelezen / 3Diane-bpcb, november 2017
The Great Language Game14 ongelezen / 14hearthlit, september 2017
language log on the oscars1 ongelezen / 1Crypto-Willobie, februari 2017
Difference between a brogue and a burr?19 ongelezen / 19PhaedraB, januari 2017
Words/phrases we love, because, well, they feel so good rolling off the tongue106 ongelezen / 106Tid, november 2016
IE cognates?1 ongelezen / 1Crypto-Willobie, augustus 2016
The other great shift4 ongelezen / 4misskate, augustus 2016
But You Don't Sound Southern5 ongelezen / 5MarthaJeanne, augustus 2015
"Everything That Starts With 'Al-' In Middle East Is Bad"42 ongelezen / 42Artymedon, augustus 2015
all-the-worlds-languages-traced-back-to-single-african-mother-tongue?10 ongelezen / 10Crypto-Willobie, augustus 2015
question re: swearing in France 1889-189038 ongelezen / 38Crypto-Willobie, juli 2015
The "Hardest language to learn"20 ongelezen / 20Muscogulus, juli 2015
new publicity for them pesky indo-yerpeens3 ongelezen / 3Crypto-Willobie, februari 2015
Should Languages Be Saved?30 ongelezen / 30PossMan, februari 2015
Skeat's English Dialects15 ongelezen / 15LMHTWB, januari 2015
Average number of languages spoken by the EU population29 ongelezen / 29CliffordDorset, oktober 2014
hear some shifted vowels7 ongelezen / 7IreneF, september 2014
Designed to Confuse Our US Cousins13 ongelezen / 13bluepiano, augustus 2014
Pet peeve phrases IV84 ongelezen / 84rolandperkins, april 2014
What languages sound like2 ongelezen / 2Crypto-Willobie, maart 2014
What is the great vowel shift?36 ongelezen / 36vpfluke, februari 2014
Your Malapropisms Tonight5 ongelezen / 5defaults, januari 2014
"These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time"3 ongelezen / 3guido47, januari 2014
Abolish the apostrophe61 ongelezen / 61Muscogulus, oktober 2013
Why do Canadians say "eh" at the end of their sentences?90 ongelezen / 90Muscogulus, september 2013
AT, ON and IN5 ongelezen / 5signature103, juni 2013
Getting closer to the Eurasian super-family3 ongelezen / 3elenchus, mei 2013
Generic pronouns. A proposal.11 ongelezen / 11luna_lovegood, april 2013
Translation of an inscription4 ongelezen / 4timspalding, maart 2013
Latin to Romance... when?24 ongelezen / 24anglemark, januari 2013
Lies! Murder! Lexicography!11 ongelezen / 11MyopicBookworm, december 2012
Grammar terminologies4 ongelezen / 4JDHomrighausen, oktober 2012
Is it important to teach the phoenetic alphabet?20 ongelezen / 20MyopicBookworm, oktober 2012
The 24-letter alphabet?4 ongelezen / 4Booksloth, augustus 2012
One Legged Man22 ongelezen / 22TimofeyPavlovichPnin, augustus 2012
Pet peeve phrases III209 ongelezen / 209jbbarret, augustus 2012
Terst.22 ongelezen / 22krolik, juni 2012
The Lebanon80 ongelezen / 80CliffordDorset, mei 2012
Languages of the World (Wide Web)21 ongelezen / 21vpfluke, december 2011
Question about a certain degree?7 ongelezen / 7omboy, september 2011
Scots language5 ongelezen / 5ed.pendragon, april 2011
Phonetic Clues Hint Language Is Africa-Born18 ongelezen / 18prosfilaes, april 2011
Where did that darn 'h' come from?19 ongelezen / 19katelisim, februari 2011
"Lit" became "Lighted"?41 ongelezen / 41Muscogulus, december 2010
Hanged or Hung-- How would you answer this query?40 ongelezen / 40Fogies, december 2010
Survival of the fittest?22 ongelezen / 22justjukka, november 2010
The Death of Ancient Egyptian12 ongelezen / 12Cynara, november 2010
English Dialects Survey1 ongelezen / 1anggarrgoon, november 2010
Flying a kite41 ongelezen / 41jjwilson61, november 2010
The Language of Dreams45 ongelezen / 45iblis, oktober 2010
Excited for vs. about17 ongelezen / 17thegreattim, september 2010
Earth or the Earth17 ongelezen / 17pokarekareana, juli 2010
Pet peeve phrases II42 ongelezen / 42ColaBooks, juli 2010
Drownding: Why the extra d?11 ongelezen / 11keristars, juli 2010
Me, myself8 ongelezen / 8msladylib, juli 2010
Pet peeve phrases570 ongelezen / 570jjmcgaffey, juli 2010
Where do the prescript/descript wings stand on spelling?35 ongelezen / 35midikiman, juli 2010
McWhorter's "The Story of Human Language"9 ongelezen / 9MJC1946, juni 2010
Which version of BDB is most useful?2 ongelezen / 2MarthaJeanne, juni 2010
Verbalising nouns31 ongelezen / 31nickphilosophos, juni 2010
Tracing the Rise of the Ubiquitous "Yes!" and the Rudely Pumped Fist18 ongelezen / 18ed.pendragon, juni 2010
"As for me"14 ongelezen / 14Naren559, mei 2010
nauseous, momentarily, quote52 ongelezen / 52Thrin, mei 2010
Let's Get Our Priorities Straight14 ongelezen / 14pinkozcat, mei 2010
The K-word (discussion of ethnic slur)22 ongelezen / 22keigu, mei 2010
Use of "we" in Victorian era7 ongelezen / 7keigu, mei 2010
International Phonetic Alphabet for 'my'2 ongelezen / 2MMcM, maart 2010
Introductory texts in different languages, universities6 ongelezen / 6Petroglyph, februari 2010
"As" vs "Like"60 ongelezen / 60Naren559, februari 2010
Is English Grammar Based on Latin Grammar and is that Bad?32 ongelezen / 32rolandperkins, februari 2010
language contact and historical analogies2 ongelezen / 2erilarlo, januari 2010
Visualizing words.12 ongelezen / 12CliffordDorset, januari 2010
A challenge to authors!32 ongelezen / 32suitable1, januari 2010
Languages group48 ongelezen / 48ambushedbyasnail, januari 2010
Farther and further18 ongelezen / 18erilarlo, januari 2010
Sites for Sore Eyes61 ongelezen / 61UtopianPessimist, december 2009
"bored of... "24 ongelezen / 24atiara, december 2009
Future Watching6 ongelezen / 6CliffordDorset, oktober 2009
Here's another.35 ongelezen / 35MyopicBookworm, september 2009
Mrs Yifnif17 ongelezen / 17mene, september 2009
The Great Vowel Shift--Now a movie, opening in a theatre near you7 ongelezen / 7CliffordDorset, september 2009
Here we go, another grammar question.32 ongelezen / 32jimroberts, augustus 2009
Hesitant...The happiest days of my life were those studying linguistics; don't understand focus on p35 ongelezen / 35grammargoddess, augustus 2009
How does a k turn into an s?5 ongelezen / 5nhlsecord, augustus 2009
New One On Me26 ongelezen / 26msladylib, augustus 2009
Women, fire, and dangerous things7 ongelezen / 7sharder, augustus 2009
A joke.3 ongelezen / 3msladylib, augustus 2009
Hyphenated Words17 ongelezen / 17Muscogulus, juli 2009
versing9 ongelezen / 9Watty, juli 2009
Favourite Theoretical Field?10 ongelezen / 10Choreocrat, juni 2009
Estuary English18 ongelezen / 18CliffordDorset, juni 2009
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