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How Do We Know How Words Were Pronounced Pre-Recording Era?
"Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have restored an 1878 recording of a political reporter reciting 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' and 'Old Mother Hubbard.' It is the oldest recording of an American voice. The discovery has one Explainer reader wondering: How do we know how people pronounced words before the recording age?" Slate 10/25/12
Posted October 26, 2012 12:33 AM

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