What are some features of Early Modern English?

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In the time of Early Modern English, the basis of English is understandable by today's standards. Through time, English has changed due to many influences including the Printing Press, Dr. Samuel Johnson's dictionary and Robert Lowth's grammarian writings. But what are specific features of EME? One is archaisms, which is when a word becomes obsolete and drops out of the English language. But does anyone have any others? 

Posted Sun 10th June, 2012 @ 21:56 by Polly Brown