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Forum: All the Rest Sep 7 2005, 02:23 PM
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Posted By c_ris
Re: Anne's english

In what sense is Shakespeare a 'modern' writer? His grammar and spelling is archaic, and he lived in what is defined as the EARLY MODERN period (that of Elizabeth I and James I (and VI)). The Modern...
Forum: All the Rest Sep 5 2005, 10:20 AM
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Posted By c_ris
Re: Anne's english

His argument is relatively simple once you get past the language ;)




Modification in LANGUAGE but retaining the rest of it is essential for popular works such as those of Shakespeare to...
Forum: All the Rest Sep 2 2005, 05:18 AM
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Posted By c_ris
Re: Anne's english

Reading Chaucer in his own words in BLOODY hard work! It may be fun for people like you, but not for the average reader, who reads for enjoyment, and for whom textual purity is essential.

Try...
Forum: All the Rest Sep 2 2005, 05:03 AM
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Posted By c_ris
Re: Anne's english

As incorrect as the omission of the u's are ( :evil: ) it proves my point! I find it much harder to read WITHOUT the u's, and you find it harder with. Hence the reason for editing is to ensure that...
Forum: All the Rest Sep 1 2005, 06:26 AM
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Posted By c_ris
Re: Anne's english

Of course editing will cause some changes in how the book is read, but the people who do edit such texts are also the people who UNDERSTAND them best - English Professors and the like.

Phrases...
Forum: All the Rest Aug 31 2005, 05:58 AM
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Posted By c_ris
Re: Anne's english

What you are reading into what I said is not what I meant. I meant that it should be adapated for modern readers. This does not mean followuing every flash gimmick used in language, but the basic...
Forum: All the Rest Aug 30 2005, 06:22 AM
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Posted By c_ris
Re: Anne's english

It would depend how they Americanised it. If it was only the spelling, then that would make little difference. But remember - most of the 'Shakespeare' we read anywhere has been edited, often quite...
Forum: All the Rest Aug 29 2005, 08:26 AM
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Posted By c_ris
Re: Anne's english

I think that converting certain phrases and words is a good idea, to ensure that what the author intended to be understood, is understood. Such as changing American-isms and British-isms so as to be...
Forum: All the Rest Aug 26 2005, 02:51 PM
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Posted By c_ris
Re: Anne's english

It is possible that Anne has adapted her English to make it readable by Americans and Brits without much editing.
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