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To: SunkenCiv
Amazon has a bunch of free Kindle ebooks, some of them old cookbooks. I downloaded one for fun about a year ago called "The forme of cury a roll of ancient English cookery compiled, about A.D. 1390." The recipes didn't look very good to me! For instance, here's how to make noumbles...
Take noumbles of Deer oper of oper beest parboile hem kerf hem to dyce. take the self broth or better. take brede and grynde with the broth. and take the oynouns and parboyle hem. and mynce hem smale and do per to. colour it with blode and do per to powdour fort and salt and boyle it wele and serue it fort --Copied word for word, capitalization, punctuation, everything.
Yum!
22 posted on 04/20/2013 10:31:27 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
"oynouns"

That's obviously 'onions', but I sure would like to hear how they pronounced it.

It's interesting how languages change over time. I read somewhere once, that if a person from the present were to go back to the time of Shakespeare, that the English of the day would sound like a foreign language.

I believe it. I once asked a Cockney guy on the street in London for directions, and couldn't understand half of what he said.

25 posted on 04/20/2013 11:50:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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