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Two Questions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0974.  Monday, 29 September 1997.

From:           Tracey A Sedinger <
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Date:           Friday, 26 Sep 1997 16:04:29 -0600 (MDT)
Subject:        misc.

I have two requests. (1) Can someone please direct me to a good book on
early modern pronunciation? I'm trying to follow up on a suggestion that
Shakespeare's "nothing" would have sounded not much different from
"noting." (2) Has anyone heard the following? Several of my students
have told me that they have been taught the following: a line of poetry
(iambic pentameter) ending on an unstressed syllable suggests that the
speaker/persona is lying. I've never heard this, but I got my education
in an era in which scansion was no longer fashionable.

Tracey Sedinger
University of Northern Colorado

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