I Survived the Great Vowel Shift

A group for linguists, armchair linguists, would-be linguists, budding linguists, linguists-in-training, linguistic anthropologists, and/or anybody interested in the scientific study of languages.

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