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Specializations => Phonetics and Phonology => Topic started by: DonataR on January 08, 2019, 05:43:16 AM

Title: Thomas Morley Pronounciation
Post by: DonataR on January 08, 2019, 05:43:16 AM

I'm very fond of Thomas Morley's madrigals (from late 16th century). Some of the rhymes (I think they are supposed to be rhymes) don't work in modern English pronounciation though. So I would like to ask if someone here knows about Early Modern English (?) pronounciation and can transcribe the following text into IPA:

I goe before my darling,
Follow thou to the bowre in the close alley,
Ther wee will together,
Sweetly kisse each eyther,
And like two wantons,
Dally dally dally dally…

In this song I think that maybe "together" is rhyming with "each eyther", but I don't know how to pronounce it.
I would be glad if someone could help me with this!