OT: Ayuh (was: OT: English and front rounded vowels)
|From:||Douglas Koller <laokou@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 10, 2007, 22:38|
From: ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>
> That was pretty much how we outlanders characterised local New Hampshire
> speech, and IIRC it's the feature par excellence of Maine echt down-easter
> dialect. One of my school-mates was Marshall Dodge, who had a bit of a
> career as a comedian/monologist sending up his native Maine and its
> peculiarities :-)))))))))))))
As in "Bert and I"? Dewd, I teethed on that stuff as a kid, and it was an old
33.3 LP back then. How old are you?
> In South Dakota, everyone used [jA] "yah"? a lot, to the dismay of our
> teachers. Hold-over no doubt from the plentiful German/Scandanavian
The movie "Fargo" plays into this. (yes, I know it North Dakota).