Query: Speech of a long-lived Texan vampire

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Mon Dec 30 00:09:52 UTC 2013

Can you recommend any research articles on the speech of vampires?

Thank you.  I'm passing this along.

On 12/16/2013 07:19 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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> My observations of Texans as well as of vampires leads me to concur.
> Unless the vampire were exceedingly clever - perhaps a historical
> lexicographer.

>> Discussion on a writing-workshop list.  Would a character who was around
>> in the late 19th century be likely, in 2013, to sometimes use outdated
>> words and phrases?
>> My position:  Yes.  Based partly on self-observation; I was born in
>> 1943, and sometimes use old-fashioned terms.  Also based on observation
>> of others.

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