There's everything from Chaucerian
mucky puns and wicked wordplay to calculated disassemblies of bigotry and conceitedness.
Thus, early modern works that incorporate and assimilate Chaucerian
diction have something to tell us about attitudes towards the changing English language, and about the temporal instability of language: "Time's erosion of language and its corruption of individual words are two sides of the same coin: processes through which literary status becomes uncertain, and through which an early modern writer's poetic forebears might become lost" (91).
He argues convincingly that the settlers in this area developed a distinct cultural identity, exemplified not least in the Yola dialect, an English dialect that was based largely on Chaucerian
English and was spoken in the region until the nineteenth century.
We have, then, a Wolverhampton production, featuring a Wolverhampton councillor, and with a title that, since its Chaucerian
origins as the everyday plural of brothers and sisters - brethren and sistren - has been politicised by the women's movement as a synonym for sisterhood.
THEY'VE given us accidental anarchists, Chaucerian
pilgrims, Edwardian footballers and tyrannical patriarchs.
Metonomy has been in the language since at least Chaucerian
From royal tombs to rich Chaucerian
oratories, alabaster was evidently a material held in high regard.
Self-abasement was a Chaucerian
inheritance that Shakespeare merged with the Plautine plaudite, and as such should not be mistaken for autobiography.
No wonder - it is a brilliant explosive mix of succinct and earthy Chaucerian
poetry, physical theatre, violence and comedy.
His columns answer a Chaucerian
panorama of correspondents: gay Mormons, incestuous siblings, weight-gain fetishists, men yearning to be cuckolded, and otherwise ordinary Americans grappling with an extraordinary range of problems and proclivities.
Their topics include laughter in Procopius' Wars; ambiguity, ambivalence, and group identity formation in Beowulf; women's laughter and gender politics in medieval conduct discourse; curses and laughter in medieval Italian comic poetry: the ethics of humor in Rustico Filippi's invectives; Chaucerian
comedy in Troilus and Criseyde; the working of desire, Panurge, and the dogs; a reassessment of Marguerite de Navarre's ambivalent humor in the Heptameron; theorizing humor in early modern Netherlandish art; laughter and the language of the early modern clown Pickelhering in German literature 1675-1700; and laughing at credulity and superstition in the long 18th century.
I can say them just to someone who understands the language, just as you could talk Chaucerian
English to someone who also speaks Chaucerian