Fwd: [CreoleTalk] Question: Irish American Vernacular English

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Sat Feb 18 21:31:22 UTC 2006

Thanks, Grant.  I've forwarded your corrected response to Karen Ellis.  Now
I await the firestorm!

At 02:23 PM 2/18/2006, you wrote:
>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
>gbarrett at worldnewyork.org
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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