wtmarks at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 16 21:03:41 UTC 1999
To the American Dialect Society:
I had contacted the linguistics department at UCLA for help with my request.
One of the profsssors there suggested I contact this organization.
I need to know the following:
a British accent that even Henry Higgns would have trouble placing. It can
be from anywhere in England, but I need to know the name of the town or
village, if possible, and the county. I could use also a generalized
location (a village in the north of such and such county, as an example).
Also, I need to know the qualities of the accent (lyrical, melodic, clipped,
etc.). It can be from anywhere in England but not Wales.
Is there a Southern Uplands Scottish lilt? If not, is there something
else I could use? Again, this accent could be from anywhere in Scotland,
though I need to know what any accent is called.
Is there a Northern Cork County Irish accent? If not, is there an accent
from another part of Ireland I could use. What is it called?
Do people from all counties in Ireland speak with different accents?
Do you have a few suggestions for this one and the ones above?
Just to be very clear, I am looking for accents only and not dialects. When
I had emailed to some people they assumed I wanted information on dialects.
If you can help me please email me a
wtmarks at hotmail.com. If you cannot help me, do you have any suggestions?
Many thanks in adavnce.
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