Shakespeare in ASL

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Jul 6 14:41:42 UTC 1999


You're right! The heat has got me pure tuckered out, and I done forgot. I
would have wrote /pluhm/ tuckered out, but I didn't want to look like no
ignoramus, cause I didn't know whether it was spelt "plum" or "plumb."


>On Tue, 6 Jul 1999, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>>PS: One nice thing (among many others) about being from the South Midland
>>(i.e., Hillbilly) area is that nobody wants to translate Shakespeare into
>>our variety, since the popular press has told us that us shit-kickers
>>already speak Elizabethan English.
>Come on, Dennis -- that"s "pure Elizabethian English."
>When I first came to UTK, I routinely fielded calls from journalists
>wanting to know if that wss true. One of the early ones was from the WSJ.

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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