Elizabethan English

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  • IPA(key): /əˌlɪzəˈbiːθən ˈiːŋɡlɪʃ/

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Elizabethan English

  1. The dialect of English spoken during the reign of Elizabeth I of England.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 10:
      Blends, also known as portmanteau words, are not an original part of English. That is, none occur in Old or Middle English, nor even in Elizabethan English, with the earliest known example being the rare and now obsolete term tomaxe, a blend of tomahawk and axe.


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