"Bored of being in a dark room, she flips on the light, opens the door and bails. This particular episode takes place at 1am. This is why we keep doors locked with her around. We don't need her harassing the neighbors..." Julius Escaping
Oy coom too berry Sayzurr, nut too preyze im.
That's a reconstruction of how Brutus's famous speech from "Julius Caesar" may have sounded to Shakespeare's original audience. (Scroll down in the linked page for the rest of the speech -- or look inside this post.) If you'd like to learn more about Original Pronunciation (OP), check out www.pronouncingshakespeare.com
, where you'll find several recordings by David Crystal
, the scholar who probably knows most about the subject. You can also listen to this example
or this NPR broadcast
, first linked to in this 2005 post, here
. Ben Crystal
, David's son, tries some OP here
. [more inside]
Some kind soul
has uploaded an exhaustive collection of Professor Julius Sumner Miller
's Science Demonstrations to YouTube. This is my playlist
, I thought the other fans of JSM on Metafilter might enjoy it.