Fwd: [CreoleTalk] Question: Irish American Vernacular English

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sat Feb 18 19:23:32 UTC 2006

That should say, "...the supposed Irish origin of English words..."

Begin forwarded message:
> That web page is about the same fellow who posted to this list for a
> short time with the same unproven theories, until he was asked to
> provide evidence and then vanished. For the most part, his ideas
> about the supposed origin of Irish words were not substantiated by
> printed, connectable sources and relied upon little more than the
> vaguest phonological similarities.
> In short, his connecting of the term "teas" to "jazz" is an example
> of crying Wolof and is accepted by no authority that I know.
> Karen's email is not in the message you forwarded and I no longer
> subscribe CreoleTalk, so feel free to send this message to her or to
> that list.
> On Feb 18, 2006, at 13:47, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>> I'm back on the list after many months away, and I'm struck by the
>> query below from the Creole Talk list manager. "Jazz" is from
>> Irish? (I don't recall Barry's research on this offhand--sorry!)
>> Check the blue link too.  Anyone want to communicate with her?
>>> > http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Linguistics/irish.html

Grant Barrett
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