How Unrecognizable Was The English Language Just 400 Years Ago?

By | May 22, 2017

The version of English we know has only been around for a short time.

Today many of us find it difficult to understand the language of Shakespeare, who wrote barely 400 years ago. Step back another 600 years, and English is almost unrecognizable.

This video travels through time, exploring the evolution of the sound and vocabulary of the English language. How far back do you think you could recognize and understand the English language?

h/t yestervid