Ix (alpha_orionis_v) wrote in little_details,

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Early Modern English

This is very broad, and I've cross-posted it a bit.

Basically, what I'm looking for is an excellent, in-depth, comprehensive resource for Early Modern English. The book I'm currently writing is set during the 1650s, and I really want it to feel like that's when the story is taking place. True, I could very possibly get away with throwing in a few ye olde verbs a la A Knight's Tale and get away with it, but what I really want is for the dialogue to feel more organic.

About the only thing I can find is the Wikipedia article, but ideally, I'd love something a bit more hands on, if it exists (basically, I don't want to parrot a few pronouns. I want to write the dialogue in Early Modern English).

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
Tags: 1600-1699, ~languages: english: historical

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