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Speaking the language of the faire is not that difficult. With some basics, and memorization of common vocabulary you too can be happily taking part in all the fun.

These pointers can help you perfect your Elizabethan tongue. Practice often, remember to speak slowly, and don't be self-conscious.




Greetings: "Good Morrow," "How art Thou"
Good Bye: "Anon"

Please: "Prithee"
Thank you: "Gramercy"

Okay: "Very well"
Perhaps: "Mayhap"

Swearing: "God's Blood", "God's Teeth"

Yes: "Aye"
No: "Nay"

Excuse me: "I crave your pardon"
Why: "Wherefore"

Beautiful: "Beauteous"
Wonderful: "Wondrous"


Forms of Address:

Noble Men: "My Lord"
Noble Women: "My Lady"

Peasant Man: "Good man"
Peasant Woman: "Good wife"

Men: "Sir"


Thou & Thee - Use for people your equal and intimate. Your spouse or good friend, and anyone below you in station, such as a servant or child. You can also use them to deliver an insult; or use them in prayer, because the Almighty is presumed to be your intimate. Thou is the object of the sentence. "Thou art beauteous." Use thee as the subject of the sentence. "I give thee good morrow."

You is the formal pronoun, used to address strangers and anyone above you in rank. It is also used as a sign of respect to one's parents or elders.

Thy & Thine - are the informal equivalents of your.


Rules of Thumb:


• Speak slowly. Elizabethan's spoke slower than we do and it will give you time to think.
• Pronounce your "r's" strongly
• Drop the "g's" at the end of words
• Add "me" after first person verbs. "I will sit me down."
• Add "do" before the verb. I do go to prayer."
• Add "ed" to the ends of words (love-ed)

• Have fun!
  Add "right," "well," and "most" to your sentences.
  Elizabethans loved words, never use 1 when you can use 2 or 3 instead i.e.
  "Thou art a most beauteous fair."
  "In sooth she doth wash right industrious."