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Re: Sailorspeak

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 21:51
pkroser@netzero.net wrote at 2006-07-19 16:03:39 (GMT)
 >
 > What it most reminds me of are those accents heard on BBC comedies to
 > indicate rural working-class (I gather it's the British equivalent of a
 > hick accent), which are also heavily rhotic and rather archaic in their
 > grammar.

Ah, yes.  "Mummerset".  Certainly a similar type of phenomenon,
whether or not there's any direct connection.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummerset