PA dialect (was: Re: i'm reforming one of my conlangs)
|From:||Donald Boozer <donaldboozer@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 17:42|
I haven't posted to CONLANG in awhile (mea culpa) and couldn't resist adding my
tuppence to this thread.
I'm originally from Western Pennsylvania in the Clarion & Armstrong County areas
(about 1/2 way between Pittsburgh and Erie):
-*younz* /jUnz/ was very much in evidence in that area growing up as well as *worsh*
/wOrS/ for "wash" (including Worshington, DC).
-We had a *creek* /krIk/ flowing below our house.
-We took groceries home in a *poke* /pOk/
-I was often told by my exasperated mother to stop *rutching* /rUtS.n/ when I was
supposed to sitting still.
-And told not to be *shushly* /SUS.li/ when I was supposed to be doing something
carefully (like carrying a full glass of water)
- And one of my favorite foods was *rivvel* soup.
Those last three are derived from PA Dutch from what I have found out much later,
but none of my relatives were Amish (although both sides of my family have a
good deal of German and Swiss ancestry).
I haven't thought about these in a long while, so thanks for the reminder :-)
On the conlanging front, I'm in the process of writing a grammar of Umod. It's up
to 16 pages and I'm using Payne's Describing Morphosyntax as a guide. I'm also
working on two writing systems, one for Umod and one for Elasin.
> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 21:07:16 -0600
> From: Vincent Pistelli <pva003@...>
> Subject: Re: i'm reforming one of my conlangs
> yes people really do say that I used to but then I got
> older but I still sa=
> yinz and worsh(as opposed to wash)
> On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 10:21 PM, Eric Christopherson
> > On Dec 8, 2008, at 6:41 PM, Amanda Babcock Furrow
> > On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 12:32:39AM +0000, Eugene Oh
> >> Also, "yinz"?
> >> Oooh, I can answer that! He's from
> > Do people from there really say it that way? Do they
> pronounce other /ts/=
> > as /ks/?
> >> (See "Pittsburghese"...)