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  •  One of the most jarring things I have seen (1+ / 0-)
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    is subtitles for regional British english dialects on Masterpiece Theater productions.

    Even more jarring is the more recent habit of some news videos of supplying subtitles for American english speakers from Appalachia and from some southern U.S. areas.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 11:40:58 PM PDT

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    •  for some dialects they are necessary (3+ / 0-)
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      It all depends on what your "ear" is accustomed to.  I grew up around what is now called Gullah and for many years (before college) spoke a variant.
      I have never had any problem with understanding Gullah but have had problems dealing with people from other regions if I happen to slide back into my native dialect

      •  That happens to me when I slide (1+ / 0-)
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        back into Texan, lol.

        I find I can understand most english after hearing it for several minutes. Although there was one teaching fellow from India I encountered in college in the 60s. His vocabulary and diction were perfect, his pronunciation was pretty standard, understandable Indian english. But he spoke between 2 and 3 times faster than people in Michigan did. I just couldn't listen that fast, lol. Nobody could get him to slow down for very long.

        Moderation in most things.

        by billmosby on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 10:45:14 AM PDT

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        •  I just got off the phone with a guy in New England (1+ / 0-)
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          and his speech was pure New Englander (and a joy to hear) but between a poor connection, my hearing loss, and my southern accent, he had a hard time understanding me and me him.  Fortunately he was patient and we concluded our business satisfactorily

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