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Re: Moth, mote, mought, moat
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0106  Wednesday, 20 January 1999.

[1]     From:   Mike Field <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 19 Jan 1999 13:12:01 -0500
        Subj:   Kokeritz citation

[2]     From:   Fran Teague <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 19 Jan 1999 18:15:01 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0092 Re: Moth, mote, mought, moat


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From:           Mike Field <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Jan 1999 13:12:01 -0500
Subject:        Kokeritz citation

Catherine Loomis cited Helge Kokeritz's book, "Shakespeare's
Pronunciation" (1953) and I see in library catalog he has a second book
"Shakespeare's Names: A Pronouncing Dictionary" (1959). Both of these
titles strike me as very useful books to have in my personal collection,
especially for directing and performing. Before I start to try to track
down available copies for purchase, I wonder if they are considered
definitive (or nearly so) and if not, if there are alternate works
people would recommend. I'd especially like to hear from list members
who work with the texts for performance.

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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Jan 1999 18:15:01 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 10.0092 Re: Moth, mote, mought, moat
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0092 Re: Moth, mote, mought, moat

Regarding mote/moth: Scholarship's a terrible burthen sometimes, but it
can, like a bright lanthorn, shed a little light on things. There is
actually evidence that words spelled with "th" were pronounced with a
"t" sound and you can't get around. Like murther, some evidence will
out.
 

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