1997

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0645.  Friday, 6 June 1997.

From:           Dale Coye <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 5 Jun 1997 14:29:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Pronunciation of Cloten

I'm investigating the pronunciation of certain Shakespearean words,
testing UK vs. North American differences for an upcoming publication.
I've already completed an extensive survey, but I need further input on
the following words. I'm comparing the pronunciations given in
glossaries to what scholars and theatre people are actually saying and
I'd like to get as many opinions as possible-but please don't guess, if
you're not sure, leave it blank, or if you would recommend more than
one, place an x by each.

Cloten  CLOH tin
                CLOT in

Desdemon (Short form of Desdemona)
                        -mohn
                        -mun
                        -mon (as in RON)

rigol           RY gl (as in RYE)
                        RIG l
                        RY goal
                        RIG oal

I learned my English in:
        USA
        UK
        CANADA
        OTHER (indicate)
        I'm a hybrid (indicate)

X here if you would be willing to look at a few more words.

Native Canadians and UK speakers are especially valuable. Feel free to
forward to other interested scholars or theatre people.

Reply to me, not the list, at

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Thanks,
Dale Coye
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Princeton

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