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'''"The Chaos"''' (/ðə keɪ(j)ɒs/) is a [[poem]] by Dutchman Gerard Nolst Trenité, published in 1920, that highlights [[irregular spelling]] and [[irregular pronunciation]] in [[English]].<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chaos</ref>
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'''"The Chaos"''' (/ðə keɪ(j)ɒs/) is a [[poem]] by [[Gerard Nolst Trenité]] that highlights [[irregular spelling]] and [[irregular pronunciation]] in [[English]].<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chaos</ref>
  
There have been two versions; the original short version<ref>https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ruize-rijmen/De_Chaos#cite_ref-1
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Originally published in 1920, the poem evolved through time, with Trenité adding verses.
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There have been two versions; the original short 146-line version<ref>https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ruize-rijmen/De_Chaos#cite_ref-1
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There are various videos on [[YouTube]] of people reading it, e.g. in nice [[Received Pronunciation]]<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfRSvTSY0d4</ref>or [[General American]] <ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1edPxKqiptw</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:21, 5 March 2020

"The Chaos" (/ðə keɪ(j)ɒs/) is a poem by Gerard Nolst Trenité that highlights irregular spelling and irregular pronunciation in English.[1]

Originally published in 1920, the poem evolved through time, with Trenité adding verses.

There have been two versions; the original short 146-line version[2] and a longer "full" 274-line version[3]

There are various videos on YouTube of people reading it, e.g. in nice Received Pronunciation[4]or General American [5]


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