Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Accents
- --- Elizabeth Walpole <ewalpole@...> wrote:
> Hey what's wrong with calling people Luv, I know nonIn this case it seems to be part and parcel of this
> Irish people who call almost everyone luv, pet, dear
> etc OK so theyre my grandmother and her friends but
> maybe the 'love' bit isn't actually part of her
> Irish thing.
person's affectation of what she believes to be
Irishness. She seems a well meaning sort, but her
attempts to write with an accent come off badly and
she ends up sounding rather ridiculous. Anyway, I use
her as an example of what not to do. I may sprinkle
notes to Morgan with a French expression or two, but
that's about it. I know I SPEAK modern French with a
Middle Atlantic American accent, and rustily at that.
> One tactic a friend of mine used when traveling inWorks for me! Try telling people you're from New
> America, if asked to say "G'day Mate" would respond
> by asking the person in question to say "Howdy
> Pardner" first.
Jersey. "Ah, yes, New JOISee." (Twitch, shudder.) We
don't all talk like "Goodfellas." (That would be Noo
"I do but sing because I must, And pipe but as the linnets sing."
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "In Memoriam."
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