Did a wee bit of brogue slip through?

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Posted by ann on August 01, 1998 at 19:02:01:

Being aware that DDL is Irish, and also hearing his Irish accent in "Name of the Father", I kept remarking to my husband, while viewing LOTM for the first time that the actor's american accent was remarkable. However, in two places, I thought a wee-bit of brogue could be heard. They were l) the line that Marcia said is one of her favorites when he replies to the English Officer that he's "beholding" to no one. 2) scene in the fort when he's asking the colonial militia members if they plan to leave the fort....they ask if he plans to go...he responds he has a reason to stay...colonial asks if the reason wears a green skirt & works in the clinic(whatever it was called)...to my ear when he replied " yes and she's a hell of a sight prettier than you so & so."

Did anyone else hear it??? Otherwise, his accent was perfect, although I wasn't aware the wonderful word "ain't" was used in the l700s. He used it while walking alongside the river on the way to the fort. I thought it sounded out of context....maybe it was common usage at that time. Any language experts in the group?....ann

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