Why Shakespeare Could Never Have Been French

Published on May 1, 2021
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Shakespeare sounds a certain way. Why? And why could it only work in English? • Written with Gretchen McCulloch of Lingthusiasm! Her podcast has an episode about how translators approach texts: https://lingthusiasm.com/post/632086691477323776/lingthusiasm-episode-49-how-translators-approach

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