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Accents and dialects

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Sharron

Sharron Report 6 Feb 2013 18:36

Cat come skittering down the twitten with a dishwasher in he's mouth he had caught somewhen before.

Went skitterways across the garden ,stopped for a firk and the dishwasher got away.

He did it once before with a basketman.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 6 Feb 2013 18:34

"Am yow gooing up t'oss rud to get suck for babby, owd cock?"

"Are you going along the main road to buy some sweeties for our toddler, old chap?"

(the first example is Chaucerian English as still practised in Lower Gornal near Dudley, the second example is modern West Midlands dialect as practised by Paula+ and others local to area) :-D

FootieAngel

FootieAngel Report 6 Feb 2013 18:27

I love how diverse our accents are and how different our dialects are. Although, it is sometimes difficult to understand what people are saying its still great to hear their natural tongues. I am usually having to crane my ear to understand others, but people seem to find my accent clear enough for me to understood. Words are very important to the English language which words do you feel are used in your dialect but maybe not in others? and do they mean something different in other areas? or do you seem (like me) to have a language within a language which is recognised automatically?