MIDDLE ENGLISH: 1100-1500 C.E.

The Middle English represented in this site is the London English of around 1400 C.E. That dialect is "Chaucer's English," the English of The Canterbury Tales and the dialect that evolved into the standard English of the Early Modern period.

The phonemes of Middle English are represented in blue throughout the site. The buttons below lead to tables that allow access to the pages for the individual phonemes of Middle English.

The Middle English Consonants

The Middle English Vowels and Diphthongs