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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 > heritage.
The movie "Fargo" plays into this. (yes, I know it North Dakota). Kou


ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>