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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:06 AM

 

FYI: A lesson on Southern Linguistics.

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Reply FYI: A lesson on Southern Linguistics. (Original post)
Whovian Jan 2013 OP
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #1
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #2
Electric Monk Jan 2013 #3
Whovian Jan 2013 #4
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #6
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #5
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2013 #14
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #20
newfie11 Jan 2013 #7
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 #8
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #9
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 #10
Tsiyu Jan 2013 #11
HillWilliam Jan 2013 #12
TroglodyteScholar Jan 2013 #13
RB TexLa Jan 2013 #17
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #19
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #21
ananda Jan 2013 #15
Go Vols Jan 2013 #16
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #18
guardian Jan 2013 #22

Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:06 AM

1. what are liguistics?

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:15 AM

2. Some kind of pasta maybe?

We shouldn't tease. It's easy to make typos.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:15 AM

3. They're what you eat liguini with, if you want to eat in the authetic style

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:25 AM

4. LOL! Oh god, when I have a typo it's usually a good one.

 

fhumbs up/

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Response to Whovian (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:17 AM

6. interesting video on linguistics though. :>)

 

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:57 AM

5. Interesting point she made, I wonder if that explains why we don't notice a British accent

when listening to songs? I was trying to say that the pc way. What I meant was, is that why they sound like us when they sing?

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:06 AM

14. Cadence and rhythm

and Americans sound more "British" when singing, not the other way round (the "R" sound is not as pronounced and becomes more like "ah" for instance). General American and British Received Pronunciation have almost identical vowel sounds (British RP has one or two more vowels than General American).

Examples of British singers not sounding American:











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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:56 PM

20. Thanks for the info n/t

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:22 AM

7. Very interesting

Thanks for posting

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:54 AM

8. I had seen an article about this a while back.

I love listening to that lady.
While many people try to rid themselves of their Southern accent, one word may give them away. People who act and others try to divest themselves of accents. When I listen to people, there is one word that is a real clue.
Y'all
They use that word without a second thought. If somebody does use it, 95% of the time they have some connection to the South. The accent may go, but y'all is permanent in a lot of cases. I don't think people even realize it.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:02 AM

9. Standard English just doesn't really have a good substitute for y'all.

Youse guys is but a pale shadow of y'all.


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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:58 AM

10. I agree.

Y'all is a very useful word that fits many situations. I believe that's one reason it's hard to get rid of. It just fits when no other word or expression will slip in easily.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:24 AM

11. I like "youins" too



"Do youins want a pop?"

But y'all is the stndard around here.

How's yermamanem?



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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:37 AM

12. I grew up with the Appalachian "y'ins"

My maternal grandfolks always used "y'all". My mom and paternal grandmother (who was the only college-educated female I knew growing up) insisted that we knew what "standard" English was. It was quite fine to keep our southern accent (I have stubbornly clung to mine) but standard construction and grammar were the yardsticks in her house.

PS: My neighbors and I still inquire as to the well-being of "yermamanem".


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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:40 AM

13. I was born & raised in Alabama...

...but somehow I don't have too thick of an accent. Now that I'm in the upper midwest, it's generally the "y'all" that gives me away. I just love the word too much and it's too deeply engrained

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:35 AM

17. And it shouldn't. I am from the South and would never use that term. Just because you speak with a


drawl doesn't mean you can't speak properly.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:40 AM

19. I'm from the South and still live here and I don't speak with a drawl

But I do use "y'all".

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:45 PM

21. Yep. I have never lost my Y'all.

I've been up here a while, so I can use Y'all in the same sentence as wicked. I get some looks from it.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:10 AM

15. I might could say sumpn bout dat y'all..

.. but I'm fi-in to polish my truck with the shot gun in the winder.

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Response to ananda (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:32 AM

16. close

but it would be "fixin' to" instead of "fi-in to".

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Response to ananda (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:36 AM

18. You misspelled "shootin' iron"

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:59 PM

22. Well, shit fire and save matches! n/t

 

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