The Great Vowel Shift, or A Brief History of English


UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Geoffrey Chaucer (c1345-1401) English poet. Equestrian portrait of Chaucer from the Ellesmere manuscript of his Canterbury Tales (14th century). (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

Language is alive. It shifts and changes; pronunciations and spellings morph throughout time. English is no exception.

CIRCA 1754: Equestrian portrait of English poet Chaucer (c1345-1401) from the Ellesmere manuscript of his Canterbury Tales (14th century). (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

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