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From: Roz Griston <>
Subject: Re: [TRIVVIES] Spoken English
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 15:57:13 -0800
lots of norfolks/east anglia went to colonial america. many migrated
south/southwest after arriving. new york state and area was originially
dutch territory...i.e new amsterdam.
yorkshire also contributed a lot to the settling of the new world...or
at least this is what i'm finding in my early american roots.
this could explain some of the southern dialect/accent. variants of
surnames are also rampant. i'm chasing robinson, roberson, robison,
robuson and robertson..and they all come from yorkshire robinson.
the scots/irish also began to settle in american in the 1700's adding
in their dialects. swiss/german people also began to arrive in the
british colonies in the early/mid 1700's.
On Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:02 PM, lizzie
> George! These sound-files are wonderful! They are rather mild
> many cases, but I suppose they'd be unintelligible otherwise. There
> of an east Anglian thatcher (Essex or Suffolk) and when he says "get
> [the roof] he says "gidawn" exactly like someone from the US Southern
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