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Re: CHAT: NF accent WAS:Re: CHAT: Newfs

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Thursday, May 16, 2002, 18:19
Clint Jackson Baker scripsit:
> > Siyo! > I was watching the NCAA tournament this year (c'mon, I > live in Bloomington, Indiana--it was unavoidable this > year!), and they did their obligatory human-interest > stories. One was on a player for Hawaii who, IIRC, > was from NF. He had quite the tale, as he came from > this tiny farmtown, his family died in a car wreck > I remember well the > accent--it seemed like a kind of skewed Irish or > Welsh, maybe. I had never heard anything like it.
Here's a brief Wikipedia page on NFEng: The Dictionary of NF English is on line at , but maddeningly without the phonetic transcriptions! And here's a good page on Canadian English, but excluding NF and rural NS: -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_