Sunday, July 07, 2019

Endangered culture …

… BBC - Travel - The US island that speaks Elizabethan English. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

“It’s the only American dialect that is not identified as American,” said Dr Walt Wolfram, a North Carolina State University professor who studied the Ocracoke dialect for more than 20 years and currently works as the director of NC State’s Language and Life Project. “That’s fascinating to me. You can find pronunciation, grammar structures and vocabulary on Ocracoke that are not found anywhere else in North America.”

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