Anonymous asked: Are there any translators that would tell me how something would be said in ex. 1900s, 1800s, etc. Or websites that would tell me how everyone talked back then?
I’ve never seen translators for anything except for things like Old English, Latin, Greek, and other ancient languages.
As far as how people spoke in different time periods, you’re going to want to look that up by the decade, era, and place:
- The Ancient Era (4000 B.C.-476 A.D.)
- The Medieval Era (476-1450)
- The Renaissance Era (1450-1600)
- The Elizabethan Era (1558-1603)
- The Baroque Era (1600-1750)
- The Georgian Era (1714-1811)
- The Regency Era (1812-1830)
- The Victorian Era (1837-1901)
- The Edwardian Era (1901-1919)
(thank you to Eras of Elegance for the list)
You can search for phrases, slang, or just “how people spoke” and you should get a variety of pages that will help you. Possible searches:
- "medieval slang in England"
- "slang of 14th century France"
- "15th century phrases in Scotland"
- "how people spoke in 16th century England"
- "American slang of the 1920s"
- "how people spoke in the American Old West"
Here are some general references:
Useful Phrases in Old English
Old West Slang, Lingo, and Phrases
Slang of the 1920s
Faire Speak (Renaissance Era)
How to Speak 19th Century
A Glossary of Edwardian Slang
56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using
American Slang from the Early 19th Century
As with all resources, it’s very important that you cross-reference and double-check anything before you use it. Once you find some words or phrases that you want to use, simply look them up to verify that they are accurate. :)