|MedievalMorsels makes 1/12th scale geese eggs for a Tudor dollshouse|
|One inch scale duck eggs for Medieval diorama|
|1:12 miniature food - hen, pheasant, duck and goose eggs|
Travelling merchants from the north of England ask to buy " egges" from a woman from southern England (tending poultry and selling eggs was a female only occupation, as was dairying) but she is unable to understand them. In fact tells them that she speaks no "French". Egges is a word that derives from Old Norse and it is only when they offer the word "eyren" derived from Old English that both parties come to understand each other.
|One inch scale dollshouse hen's eggs by MedievalMorsels|
Effectively he chose Chaucer's mother dialect, the renowned author lived in London, so it is largely owing to Chaucer and Caxton that our present spoken English language, derived from this emerging form of standardised Middle English, sounds as it does.
MedievalMorsels sells a dozen loose 12th scale hens eggs for your dollshouse kitchen as well as duck, goose, pheasant eggs , and also quail eggs - all for the one inch scale period or modern dollhouse. Colours are hand blended and speckles are painstakingly added to some of the eggs (nah - I use tea dust to roll the eggs in!).