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Postby MNgyal » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:29 am

I say wagon properly too, but I'm from the Cities, where the accent is the least pronounced. The accent gets heavier the farther you get into rural MN.
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Postby KatyBr » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:33 am

Mngyal, the Northern Minnesota accents are even More pronounced, up in the iron range....I loved the lenth and strenth, for length and strength. no g at all. yet English clearly has a g.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:36 am

yet English clearly has a g.

Does that mean they don't speak English? :P

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Postby KatyBr » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:44 am

'g' sound, BD,as in Eng(hard g stop here)'-lish, contrast to lenth all one sound, no 'g' sound in the middle. Minnesotans know what I'm saying, :D
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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:48 am

I know what you are saying too, and a lot of people say reconize instead of recognize.

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Postby KatyBr » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:52 am

yup, yup, that's another one, grates on my ears, it does, just like the guy I know who does just that, says it "grates on my ears it does." That weird reiteration at the end of the sentance, but he's from Maine, so doesn't rightly belong in this discussion.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:56 am

But all languages possess that mechanism of "redundancy" for emphasis, Katy, and there's nothing intrinsically bad with it, especially in speech.

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Postby KatyBr » Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:13 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:But all languages possess that mechanism of "redundancy" for emphasis, Katy, and there's nothing intrinsically bad with it, especially in speech.

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I never said it was bad, it just grates on my nerves.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:03 pm

But good things don't grate on your nerves, do they?

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Postby KatyBr » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:26 pm

Sometimes! BD :D :lol:

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fleg?

Postby anwang » Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:12 pm

This is the sound you would here someone in North Dakota say, also somewhat in Minnesota. Flag is fleg. Bag is beg. Who know why.
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Re: Shifty vowels -I big to differ

Postby sluggo » Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:07 pm

Dr. Goodword wrote:There are several dialect where [ae] > [e]: Australia/New Zealand and New York-Philadelphia corridor.


I dunno- I grew up right in that NY-Phil corridor and we had a canyon of disctinction between those vowels. In fact, my siblings and I were always begging for clarification from Mississippi Mom, who had to spell it out: "PIN! P-E-N!" Give me that 'pin'!
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