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Postby Dr. Goodword » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:13 am

An historical moment? A historical moment? Judgment? Judgement? Spelling has never been precise. Using "Ax" for "ask", for example, has been going on for hundreds of years. This is the forum for asking questions, not only about spelling, but about pronunciation. The Good Doctor and his friends will check by regularly.
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Postby Slava » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:38 pm

Just short of this post's fifth anniversary, I thought I might revive the concept. We've been discussing local pronunciations of late; perhaps we should move some of them thar idears to this joint? Breaking them up would aid in dealing wit' 'em, no?
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:33 pm

Appreciate the comment.
You've been here so much longer, just guide us
'new' folks along, please. Don't want to 'clog up'
threads, especially with folks coming just to read
and learn, not to post.
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Postby saparris » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:49 pm

We've been discussing local pronunciations of late; perhaps we should move some of them thar idears to this joint? Breaking them up would aid in dealing wit' 'em, no?


I would love to see a thread on regional pronunciation, as well as one on regional uses of words, such as see-saw vs. teeter-totter.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:50 pm

So go to Res Diversae, for starters, and start posting.
We've sort of done that before. I'd join you there.
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Postby Audiendus » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:16 pm

saparris wrote:I would love to see a thread on regional pronunciation, as well as one on regional uses of words, such as see-saw vs. teeter-totter.

You may like to peruse the 'Rebel-Yankee Test' section. There is a lot of that kind of discussion there.
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Postby saparris » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:30 pm

Thanks. I took the test and came out very Southern (no surprise there). How does a Britisher come out on a test like that--or do you?
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Postby Audiendus » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:09 pm

saparris wrote:Thanks. I took the test and came out very Southern (no surprise there). How does a Britisher come out on a test like that--or do you?

4% Southern. :?
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Postby saparris » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:31 pm

100 percent Southern for me--primarily because of terminology like "buggy" and "cut the grass."

Questions on pronunciation tended to peg me as "upper-tier" Southern (geographically, I suppose) or something other than Southern.

However, I'm sure that I often don't hear my own Southern drawl.

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