Thank you Henry Higgins. This class may be kicking me square in the ass because all these terms, sounds, placements, and the likes are confusing the hell out of me. I am taking a class on the History of the English Language and must say that I have leraned a great deal. This great deal is about 75% of what I have come to understand. As I write my paper of the standardization of English during the Early Modern English period, my note and textbooks are fast becoming my enemy.
Now, anyone that knows a thing about me knows that I am spellcheck on two legs, (oddly enough because my spelling skills give cause for pause) and grammar is one of my favorite tools; not to mention that my mother is an elementary school teacher that is an ardent believer of phonics and instilled the system in me. With all of that, I thought that I would be able to breeze through this class and it is not the case. We are discussing influences, origins, derivations, and things along those lines. We took the language back to BC times and discussed who brought what from where. PHEW!
Reviewing and condensing what I have learned in the past 6 weeks is not as easy of a feet as I thought it was going to be. I ask that you all pray for my sanity and focus because I do not know how much longer I can last.
BTW: After I hand this paper in tomorrow, happy hour and £2 pints are calling my name. It’s going to be something like a cartoon where I float to the pub because of the attracting aroma of STE-LLLLLAAA!!!!