[Milton-L] Paradise Lost

James Rovira jrovira at drew.edu
Mon Nov 28 16:18:23 EST 2005

Just out of curiousity:

In Milton's day, would there have been a clear distinction in 
pronunciation between "eat" and "ate"?  Possible they were both 
pronounced "et"?  Perhaps further complicated by the fact that his 
amanuensis may have had a slightly different accent?

Jim R.

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