Originally Posted by DixieGal
Hey, my Middle English came roaring back in my internal reading voice. The rhythms and pronunciations, like a combination of The Swedish Chef and a sinus infection. That was actually part of the final exam for that class. We all had to troop individually at some point in that week to the Prof's office and do a reading. If I couldn't be brilliant at the recitation, then at least I made her laugh!
The first assignment we ever got in Chaucer class in university (more years ago than I will admit now) was to memorize the first 18 lines in middle english. I still drag them out whenever I get into an obscure knowledge one-up-manship situation.