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Literature Vocab 3

TermDefinition
aspirate letters pronounced with a puff of air, as in hot
Briton the people or language of ancient England
case a form of noun, pronoun, or adjective that shows its relation to other words
Celts ancient people of the British Isles
Chaucer poet of fourteenth century England
clergy a group of pastors or priests
diphthongal glide one vowel which becomes two sounds when pronounced, as in long a
ecclesiastic a churchman, such as a pastor or bishop
gender the noun grouping into masculine, feminine, and neuter
Great Vowel Shift a period of spelling changes in English, particularly the changing of vowels to diphthongs
melting pot one city or country containing many cultures
mood the form of verb to indicate fact, doubt, command, etc.
number the form of a word which indicates the singular or plural
person a change in a pronoun or verb to show who is speaking
Shakespeare a poet of sixteenth century England
tense the form of a verb which shows time relation
Tyndale translator of the Bible in the sixteenth century
Wycliffe fourteenth century translator of the English bible
Created by: mockingj