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Postby glorybee » Mon May 12, 2008 11:19 pm

What fun, Karen! With daughter #2 near Tampa, I'll have to fly in some time for the pirate invasion.

You had a great example there, which makes me wonder...how are you so deft with Pirate-ese? Have some scurvy ancestors, do ye?
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Postby kit10 » Tue May 13, 2008 2:50 pm

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I'm trying to think of a novel with a non-southern dialect. It's too late in the evening for that kind of thinking, though...I'll get back to it in a bit.


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Eliza Doolittle in the play, Pygmalian by George Bernard Shaw. I think it's a cockney (London) accent.
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Postby glorybee » Tue May 13, 2008 11:36 pm

Laurie wrote:I haven't tried this many times - just in a couple of challenge entries. They were sooo much fun to write. :)

http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article- ... p?id=13420

http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article- ... p?id=14678

I hope I did okay. I ain't had no formal book learnin' on sech things. ;)


You did more than okay, Laurie, and the fun you had writing these is very evident. Thanks for the links!
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Postby glorybee » Tue May 13, 2008 11:42 pm

Chely wrote:Uncle Tom's Cabin has a unique variation of southern dialect.

It made my brain hurt; I never finished it because it was waaaay too grueling. I have always shunned Cliff Notes...but in this case... :oops:


Chely, it's been years since I read that, so I just went online and skimmed a few chapters...whew boy! You're so right! It reads very much like "Huckleberry Finn", but without the wit that might keep a reader plugging away at it. Way too much work, and I think that's as much due to the time period in which it was written as the dialect.
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Postby glorybee » Sat May 17, 2008 10:18 am

itsjoanne wrote:I have come to a conclusion - I must be AFRAID of dialect, because, despite the fact that I have written 74 articles here, unless I'm missing something, not ONE of them has dialect.

Guess I'd better do my homework (though not at this moment - guess I'll think about it and come back.) :shock:


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