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Copy of Copy of Language

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Jovinus Augustine

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Language Old English Literature Speech History Back In The Elizabethan Era Literature was incredibly admired throughout the Elizabethan Era in the fields of theatre, drama and poetry. During the Elizabethan Era literature influenced culture in England and was the start of modern day literature. This inspired the minds of the few people who had the talent and creativity to write literacy of their own and make a living out of it. By Klinston Jovinus and Joaquin Lagman Thank thee for thy kinde attention! Here are a few of the famous writers that wrote plays for the queen, and influenced the art of writing in the Elizabethan Era. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Christopher Marlowe 1564-1593 Francis Beaumont 1584-1616 John Fletcher 1579-1625 Thomas Middleton 1580-1627 This language was spoken very differently compared to modern day english we speak. They talked in english but the vocabulary was different and smaller so new words were being made every day in England. Their accents were very formal and sophisticated. Back in the Elizabethan Era, the letter "U" was only used in the middle of a word and the letter V was only used in the beginning of a word.
The Elizabethan Era's alphabet only had 24 letters because the letters I and J were pronounced as the same letter as were the letters U and I. Another letter which resembled "Y" was used to represent the "th" sound. The word "the" was therefore written in a similar way as "ye" would in the modern day. Numbers were frequently written in lower case Roman numerals, with the last "i" in a number written as a "j". For example xxvij March (March 28). The written form of Elizabethan Numbers also cause confusion in translation. The history of english started when the anglo-saxons invaded England after the romans left. This created Old English this was spoken throughout england for hundreds of years. The Anglo-Saxons only created words for a few simple things. They actually created 4 days of the week in honour of their Gods. Christians (597 A.D) and Vikings (C.800) came to the land of England and created 2000 new words. The Queen was very appreciating when it came to playwrights and she even had writers who wrote her plays too! The plays in the Elizabethan Era didn't accept woman to be actors in plays because they had no rights until 1660. So young men would have to play a women because they had higher pitched voices than older men. English became more popular and respected throughout the world after English was starting to spread out into different parts of the world and later on became the dominant language. Bibliography http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/ http://www.elizabethanera.org.uk/elizabethantimeline.hm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabethan_era http://www.elizabethanera.org.uk/elizabethan-classics.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literature http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabethan_liteature answers .yahoo.com youtube.com Head Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body
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