[Ads-l] "-ies"

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Tue Jan 23 21:03:48 UTC 2018

A somewhat related topic:  

In _A Midsummer Night's Dream_ Act III Scene III is mostly rhyming poetry.  Most of the rhymes work in modern American English, so it seems reasonable that Shakespeare was intending all of the rhymes to work.


word         rhymes with
----         -----------
melody         lullaby
prettily       lie
loyalty        I
courtesy       lie
insufficiency  eye
heresy         me
immediately    nigh

What gives?

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