Re: Appalachia/Scots

From: Joan Griffith
Message: 63140
Date: 2009-02-19

English in Maryland is said to be the way it was spoken in the 1700s. 
At some point after that, a traveling show in England became so popular that every body started copying the way the actors spoke, and that is why they talk like they do today.
In Western Maryland, where there are a good many descendants of German immigrants, sometimes the grammar imitates German, but in English. 


On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 8:47 PM, congotre o <congotron@...> wrote:

Where in Appalachia do they speak something closer to Lowland Scots than English?

From: david_russell_watson
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 5:22 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Franco-Proven?al

--- In, Rick McCallister <gabaroo6958@...>
> Mine didn't. They spoke Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, Scots, German,
> French and Dutch. The Appalachian dialect my cousins speak
> is still closer to Scots than to English.

But Scots is just a dialect of English, isn't it?



For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.~ Vincent van Gogh