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Friday, 15.Feb.2008

9:58 - linguistics is so fascinating // random

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Date:19:17 15.Feb.2008 (UTC)
While I'm sure you're aware of it, that same period you talk about of having the "reigning in" feel to the language co-incides with the Great Voewl Shift.

And I'm no expert, but I would be willing to bet that the printing press probably has quite a bit to do with the codification of spelling... as the technology spread, the writen word becomes both more common, and thus more structured.
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