EARLY MODERN ENGLISH: 1500-1800 C.E.

The Early Modern English represented in this site is London English of around 1600 C.E. This dialect is sometimes called "Standard London English," and is the English written (and presumably spoken) by Shakespeare.

The phonemes of Early Modern English are represented in violet throughout this site. The buttons below lead to tables that allow access to the pages for the individual phonemes of Early Modern English.

The Early Modern English Consonants

The Early Modern English Vowels and Diphthongs