Early Modern English

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sat Jan 14 11:16:38 CET 2012

On 12 Jan 2012, at 06:47, Doug Ewell wrote:

> I’m considering proposing a variant subtag for Early Modern English, the language of Shakespeare, Milton, Hobbes, and the King James Bible (largely after Tyndale), associated roughly with the period from 1470 to 1650.  Any comments are welcome.

The Tudor period is 1485 to 1603, pretty much the heart of your period (118 out of 180 years is 65%).

Googling "tudor english" yields as a first hit http://www.richard-york.co.uk/past/sampletud.html and it seems clear he's aiming at Early Modern English.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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