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'''Middle English''' was spoken in [[England]] from around the [[12th Century]] to the [[16th Century]].
Spoken from about the [[12th Century]] to the [[16th Century]]. Subsequent the [[Norman Conquest]], [[French]] influences and natural evolution caused significant changes to the English language. This period is known as <b>Middle English</b>, and is more comprehensible to the modern mind than [[Old English]].
 
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Subsequent to the [[Norman Conquest]], [[French]] influences and linguistic evolution caused significant changes to the English language. This period is known as '''Middle English''', and is more comprehensible to the modern mind than [[Old English]].
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Many modern editions of Middle (and old) English texts are [[Transliteration|Transliterated]] before publishing.
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== Important Middle English texts ==
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* The [[Canterbury Tales]]
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* The [[Forme of Cury]]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/ Middle English Dictionary]
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* [http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=764 Atlantian A&S Links: Middle English Literature ]
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[[category:language]][[category:middle english]]

Latest revision as of 05:27, 10 September 2007

Middle English was spoken in England from around the 12th Century to the 16th Century.

Subsequent to the Norman Conquest, French influences and linguistic evolution caused significant changes to the English language. This period is known as Middle English, and is more comprehensible to the modern mind than Old English.

Many modern editions of Middle (and old) English texts are Transliterated before publishing.

Important Middle English texts

External Links