Chancery Standard

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History - Late Middle English - Chancery Standard
... Chancery Standard was largely based on the London and East Midland dialects, for those areas were the political and demographic centres of gravity ... "them".) In its early stages of development, the clerks who used Chancery Standard would have been familiar with French and Latin, which must have influenced the forms they chose ... Chancery Standard was not the only influence on later forms of English — its level of influence is disputed and a variety of spoken dialects continued to ...

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