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This Is What English Actually Sounded Like 500 Years Ago

“Freshly they dresse and make swete my bowre”

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This is a fun page if you watch and especially listen to the video that’s included.  As I listened, I didn’t hear that much "English" as we know it, but there’s Latin (because there’s actually Latin spoken), but it sounded more like Welsh and Gaelic to me!  


It made me think about how we look at translation and localization of English now. Who’s to say that a person who speaks English as a second language, or even someone who speaks English as a native language various countries wouldn’t have similar problems in understanding each other now, if we all speak different versions and speak with a different accent? We have that problem now in some cases! This helps put that issue into perspective. I really thought I’d understand more from this video than I did! It was hard! 


Take a look and listen, and tell me what you think! 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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