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

Voice: Dr. Tom Hanks - Baylor University


Audio in standby.
Middle English
And specially from every shires ende
Pronunciation
And spéciallý from évery shíres énd(e)
Modern English
And specially from every shire's end

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Definitions:

specially (in particular), shires (former administrative areas in Britain; general area in which a person lived), ende (end, edge, border)

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Audio in standby.
Middle English
Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende,
Pronunciation
Of Éngelónd to Cáunterb(u)rý they wénd(e),
Modern English
Of England to Canterbury they travel,

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Definitions:

Engelond (England: Old English word which referred to a meadow beside a rushing river), Caunterbury (Canterbury, in South East England), wende (wend, go; depart; see wenden)

Hover for Pronuciation Guide - Pronounce the underlined, italicized “e” syllables
- Omit pronouncing the syllables
  in parentheses “( )
- Stress vowels that have an “acute accent mark” over them [example: Á in Áprill]