Revised record and form for Early Modern English

Doug Ewell doug at
Tue Jan 24 21:45:20 CET 2012

Michael wrote:

> Change it to emodeng, please.

Well, gosh, if you insist. :)

With thanks:

File-Date: 2012-02-05
Type: variant
Subtag: emodeng
Description: Early Modern English (1500-1700)
Added: 2012-02-05
Prefix: en


1. Name of requester: Doug Ewell
2. E-mail address of requester: doug at
3. Record Requested:

   Type: variant
   Subtag: emodeng
   Description: Early Modern English (1500-1700)
   Prefix: en

4. Intended meaning of the subtag:

   Represents the variety of English spoken and written approximately
   between 1500 and 1700, both popularly and by such authors as Donne,
   Dryden, Jonson, Kyd, Marlowe, Middleton, Milton, Shakespeare,
   Spenser, and Wyatt, as well as in the Authorized King James Version
   Bible (1611).

5. Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

   Abbott, Edwin A. "A Shakespearian grammar. An attempt to illustrate
   some of the differences between Elizabethan and modern English."
   London: Macmillan and Co. (Third Edition, 1883).

   Barber, Charles Laurence. "Early Modern English." Edinburgh
   University Press (1997). ISBN 978-07486-0835-5.

   Crystal, David. "Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare's
   Language." Cambridge University Press (2008). ISBN 978-0-521-70035-1

   Lass, Roger, ed. "The Cambridge History of the English Language,
   Volume III." Cambridge University Press (1999). ISBN

6. Any other relevant information:

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | @DougEwell ­

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