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A London Accent from the 14th to the 21st Centuries

4 Jan 2021 12:32 PM | Anonymous

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to go back in time and talk with your ancestors? Unfortunately, technology hasn't progressed that far... yet. Not even for our English-speaking ancestors.

However, Simon Roper is an expert in the English language as it changed over the years. He has now recorded a YouTube video in which he speaks in what is believed to be an example of "modern English." He provides an example of English as it was spoken in southern England every 60 years, starting in the year 1346 A.D.

English? I couldn't understand a word of English in the year 1346!

You can check it out for yourself at

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