Swedish influence on South Jersey speech?

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Sun Sep 9 17:05:35 UTC 2007

Oops, Jim--this came through (to me at least) as garbage.  But it's worth
noting that there's not a single example of Swedish or mixed
Swedish-English language influence in the article!

At 10:14 AM 9/9/2007, you wrote:
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><DIV style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif; font-size:10pt;"><DIV>This is a
>new one on me. The Website of the New Sweden Farmstead Museum, </DIV>
><DIV> </DIV>
><DIV> </DIV>
><DIV>says this, in reference to the Swedish colony in southern New
><DIV> </DIV>
><DIV>the Scandinavian influence has endured over the years. Today,
>linguists theorize that certain speech patterns in Southern New Jersey,
>which differ from the rest of the State, are traceable to the mixed and
>changing Swedish-English vocabulary.</DIV>
><DIV> </DIV>
><DIV>Do any of the *linguists* on this list wish to comment?</DIV>
><DIV> </DIV>
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