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Middle-English Word of the Day - January 9, 2008

Janglere (n.) - brawler, wrangler, prater, chatterer, story-teller (also ianglere).

His mouth as greet was as a greet forneys.
He was a janglere and a goliardeys,
And that was moost of synne and harlotries.

- Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury tales (1387-1394)

Pronunciation: /iAnglAr@/

Key
/i/ i in machine
/A/ a in father
/n/ n in no
/g/ g in go
/l/ l in lily
/r/ r in red
/@/ a in sofa

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
"Concise Dictionary of Middle English."
As found on Greg Lindahl's website
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/concise/concise.html

The example text was found at the Middle English Collection of the University of Virginia Library.
http://etext.virginia.edu/collections/languages/english/mideng.browse.html

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's Middle English Pronunciation Guide
and noted using upon the ASCII-IPA Standard
http://www.island.net/~hamill/medieval/mepronunc.html
http://www.kirshenbaum.net/IPA/


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