Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1993 :: June ::
Prounciation Question
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 378.  Tuesday, 22 June 1993.
 
From:           John Massa <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Monday, 21 Jun 93 15:23 CST
Subject:        Pronunciation question
 
          How should the "a" be pronouced in the following:
 
          NURSE: ...I'll take him down, and a were lustier
                 than he is, and twenty such jacks.
 
          I know it means "he" but I've heard it pronounced like
          "ah," "eee," and "ay."  Are any of these "correct" or is the
          pronunciation controversial?  Or is it a dialect?
 
          John Massa
          
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.