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Voice: Dr. Tom Hanks - Baylor University


Audio in standby.
Middle English
(So priketh hem Nature in hir corages),
Pronunciation
(So príketh hem Natúr(e) in hír coráges),
Modern English
(So Nature incites them in their hearts),

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Definitions:

priketh (pierce; incite, urge), hem (them), hir (her/their), corages (hearts, feelings, desires; Latin suffix cor- means heart)

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Audio in standby.
Middle English
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,
Pronunciation
Thanne lóngen fólk to góon on pílgrimáges,
Modern English
Then folk long to go on pilgrimages,

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Definitions:

Thanne (then, than), longen (long, yearn, desire), goon (go, walk; see: 'gon'), pilgrimages (long journeys of moral significance)

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- Omit pronouncing the syllables
  in parentheses “( )
- Stress vowels that have an “acute accent mark” over them [example: Á in Áprill]