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Post Posted:: December 9th, 2017, 5:09 pm 

Joined: July 15th, 2015, 6:42 am
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Location: California, USA
Hi Everyone,

I am trying to learn how to pronounce Middle French (14th to early 17th century).

Martin Geeson's beautiful reading of Charles d'Orléan's "À ce jour de
Saint Valentin" was a helpful place to begin!

I see that most of the archaic "s"s are not pronounced.

I would be most grateful for any tips anyone can give me, especially about the pronunciation of verb endings in "oi", rather than the modern "ai" as in "venoit" for the third-person singular imperfect indicative of venir.

My best,


"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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