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  •  That was pretty good southern, tapu....nice. (6+ / 0-)

    "...always that space b/tween what you feel and, what you do, in that gap all human sadness lies. Blue Dog

    by rubyr on Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 07:07:04 PM PDT

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    •  We've got an exchange student (6+ / 0-)

      from SC for a while. She talks "Southin'". Hard not to get the "twaaaang"!

      I get "suaviter in modo", Mr President. May we now have some "fortiter in re"?

      by tapu dali on Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 07:16:22 PM PDT

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      •  Well, you know, there are twangs and there are (5+ / 0-)

        "twangs". Actually, a lot of people in the deep South do not have as much twang as those from So. Carolina, parts of Va. and Washington D.C. and oddly, the southern areas of West Virginia.

        Many people from New Orleans, especially across the river, speak like they are from Brooklyn. They are called "Yats" because they always say "Hey man, where yat?"  

        I have the heaviest southern accent in my family and I have lived in New York forever. It's odd but you know a LOT more about it than I do.

        "...always that space b/tween what you feel and, what you do, in that gap all human sadness lies. Blue Dog

        by rubyr on Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 07:35:50 PM PDT

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        •  Thank you for the insights! (4+ / 0-)
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          Actually, I do know that all "twangs" are not the same. But kindly don't ask me to tell what State or County they are from!

          Unlike Estonian of course where it's trivial to distinguish the dialect from the next farm over!  :-)

          I get "suaviter in modo", Mr President. May we now have some "fortiter in re"?

          by tapu dali on Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 07:45:33 PM PDT

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        •  Could that be b/c rthe Cajuns (4+ / 0-)
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          (Canadian Acadian exiles from the 18th C expulsion) still speak an archaic French-Canadian "accent"V

          I get "suaviter in modo", Mr President. May we now have some "fortiter in re"?

          by tapu dali on Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 07:57:12 PM PDT

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          •  Yeah, part of it is that. Then there are the (5+ / 0-)

            "yats". Then a lot of people have slightly Haitian accents "the Creoles" that still live in So. Louisiana.
            Above the boot line in La. there are a lot of heavy twangy accents, but not so much below. It changes from area to area. People from New Orleans, who are not Yats, generally speak with a softer, slower drawl, not so nasal and sharp as in northern Louisiana and the more northern states I mentioned above. And people to the southwest in Lafayette and around the Atchafalaya Basin are more likely to have a Cajun accent. It's really a mish-mash.  

            "...always that space b/tween what you feel and, what you do, in that gap all human sadness lies. Blue Dog

            by rubyr on Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 08:17:23 PM PDT

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