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Help me with my kid's homework

It's a really cool project.
She has to create an advertisement to convince people to help settle Massachusetts.

An idea she is playing with is to write it in the language and typography of the 1600's.
I have looked but cannot find a Modern English to Middle English translator.

Can any of you Google Queens point me in the right direction?

Any idea which font would be best?
We are looking at a time frame of about 1650 ish.

 
feralxat

Asked by feralxat at 10:04 AM on Sep. 23, 2013 in Technology

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Answers (16)
  • I would try to write it straight in the language style (by imitation if you aren't proficient enough) you want to use rather than writing in modern and "translating" it. It will be much more authentic and will probably take a lot less time.
    goldpandora

    Answer by goldpandora at 12:02 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:29 AM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • Everything I'm finding about modern to early modern translation is just posts, not sources for an actual translator. My mom writes historicals so I will ask her if she knows of any translation sites.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:46 AM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • http://translation.babylon.com/english/Middle%20english/

    Would that help? I didn't actually try it. It seems you might have to download it.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 11:14 AM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • ^^^scratch that link. After really looking it doesn't actually have Middle English. But here is a Middle English dictionary website.

    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/

    Maybe that will be of help.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 11:19 AM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • If she wants more Shakespeare than Chaucer. There is a Shakespeare translator.

    http://reference.yourdictionary.com/translation/shakespeare-translator.html
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 11:25 AM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • LOL, He should use a bunch of YE OLDES, and highlight the fantastic turkey population, as well as some very nice Indians, what an awesome project!
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 12:10 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • You know I don't help with homework but this is a little different. Ask if she needs something else.


    http://www.ehow.com/how_6459675_speak-old-english.html


     

    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:43 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • Thanks.
    But wrong time period.
    That's more Chauncer less Shakespeare.
    feralxat

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 10:38 AM on Sep. 23, 2013

  • Thank you. I really appreciate it.
    I have learned a lot this morning about the English language.
    Hope I can slip, "The great vowel shift" into a conversation soon :)

    feralxat

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 10:50 AM on Sep. 23, 2013

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