The History of English Podcast

Episode 141: The Great Vowel Shift (Part 1)

av The History of English Podcast | Publicerades 9/24/2020

The term ‘Great Vowel Shift’ was coined in the early 1900s by the Danish linguist Otto Jespersen to describe a systematic change in the long vowel sounds of English. The changes help to mark the transition from Middle English to … Continue reading →

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