Re: American dialects

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Posted by Leslie Caldwell on December 19, 1997 at 16:29:24:

In Reply to: American dialects posted by Mike Zeares on June 27, 1997 at 00:03:41:

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: Another interesting remnant dialect is found in a small fishing village on the coast of Virginia. They have been mostly isolated from the rest of the country. According to what I have read, they still speak almost Elizabethan English. There are still some mountain dialects surviving in Appalachia, such as the one in NC. That part of the country isn't completely into the 20th century yet. I'm glad; I'm getting tired of everyone sounding like news anchors. We might as well be Canadians. ;-)

: Mike Zeares
Mike, can you give me any references to the 'almost Elizabethan english' spoken in Appalachia? A friend is trying to research the language and is looking for comparisons of Appalachian english to what she calls 'Chaucerian english' Any help you can give will be appreciated. Please email me at:
Thanks, Leslie Caldwell

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