Accents of the Dwarves
- Wendell Wagner implies that the urban Birmingham dialect is not the same
thing as the "Midlands country" dialect that Tolkien had in mind for the
hobbits, and I suspect he is correct.
Certainly the London Cockney dialect is not the same as a southeastern
country dialect, and the same may well be true here.
More inquiry is needed on this is needed, and if I have time I'll check
in the university library where I work.
PS: Manchester is in Lancashire, which is northern England and not
Midlands at all.
- not responsible for the following advertisement -