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Flashcards in EME Spelling and Pronunciation Summary Deck (8):
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when was the beginning of dramatic changes?

the fifteenth century

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* What was going on in the fifteenth century? (9 things)

- The Renaissance
- The Reformation
- Exploration
- Printing
- Rise in literacy
- The Plague
- The breakdown of medieval society
- Urbanization
- The breakdown of the dominance of the Catholic Church

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The Reformation was:

Opposition to the established church

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the Reformation wanted to

reach a wide audience of common people without formal education

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Printing with moveable type invented by who and where?

Johann Gutenberg (c. 1450) in Mainz, Germany

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William Caxton (1422? – 1492?) was the :

First printer in England (1476)

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In Old and Middle English, there was a high correlation between:

spoken words and written words (but A LOT OF VARIATION IN SPELLING)

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* “Etymological” respellings during the Renaissance:

advice (taken from French AVIS), respelled to be like latin "advisum"