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  1. #31
    john palmer
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    Re: How would you say this in the 1400s?

    Group hug, kiss and make up, or whatever you prefer.

    Please?


    - Alright, but no tongue.



  2. #32
    Savannah Thorne
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    Re: How would you say this in the 1400s?

    ROFL, Nick.

  3. #33
    Patrick Edwards
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    Re: How would you say this in the 1400s?

    Faith sir, have ye this knowledge on good authority?

    Genius, zeplin 44!

  4. #34
    john palmer
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    Re: How would you say this in the 1400s?

    I have a character whom I need to basically say, "Are you serious?" But my book is set in the 1400s and I don't want anything too cumbersome and awkward for today's audience.
    Options:

    You speak the truth?
    Truly?

    Other ideas? Thanks.


    - That time period is significantly pre-Shakespeare, so you're going to have to update. This was before standardized spelling. Remember that Chaucer died in 1400.

    To telle yow al the condicioun,
    Of ech of hem, so as it semed me,
    And whiche they weren, and of what degree,
    And eek in what array that they were inne,
    And at a knyght than wol I first bigynne.

    So, assuming that you're just trying to convey the flavor without being totally authentic, you can write whatever you please, pretty much.

    Shakespeare would probably say something like, "Speakest thou from thy heart?" (Juliet to her nurse) if he meant, "Do you mean it?"

    Or, "The matter is weighty, nothing nice." Meaning, "The matter is serious, nothing frivolous." (Nice = silly or frivolous)

  5. #35
    Charles Spagnoli
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    Re: How would you say this in the 1400s?

    Word to your mother?

    ...sorry. I would go with "In faith?" or even "I'faith?"

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