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by scatman77 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:55 am
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by mtnjax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:37 am
by WVAPPeer » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:38 am
scatman77 wrote: ↑Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:55 am
I came across this article which simply explains our Appalachian English and why we talk the way that we do. It also explains why it's Appa-LATCH-un and not that other blasphemous pronunciation. Enjoy...
http://appalachianmagazine.com/2017/11/ ... fferently/
by ASU3432Mi » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:16 am
by moonshine » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:05 pm
by NoLongerLurking » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:30 pm
ASU3432Mi wrote: ↑Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:16 am
Excellent article. I'm sending it to my brother in law in Richmond who continually mispronounces "Appalachian" even after being corrected numerous times. I think it may be intentional now. Very condescending.
by Yosefus » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:00 pm
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by ugmw177 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:43 pm
by Longrifle28 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:24 pm
ugmw177 wrote: ↑Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Interesting article; however, with the exception of the *'un example, all or most of the other wording and pronunciations are prevalent through the rural south. When I showed up in Boone, the only term I couldn't figure out was "you'uns" which I think was more of a Linville, Spruce Pine, Little Switzerland sort of contraction then actually Boone.
Also, the outer bankers [originals] are said to speak the closest to Elizabethan English accents in the Americas.
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