American Voices by W Wolfram and B Ward

By W Wolfram and B Ward

American Voices is a set of brief, readable descriptions of varied American dialects, written through best researchers within the box. written through best researchers within the box and comprises Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, between many others interesting examine the entire diversity of yankee social, ethnic, and local dialects written for the lay individual

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Smoky Mountain English also uses special combinations of helping verbs – can, could, may, might, must, ought to, shall, should, will, and would. Speakers of many rural dialects may use one modal verb together with another, usually to mark a particular speaker frame of mind. The most frequent double modal combination is formed with might and could, as in If it quits raining, you might could go. In this sentence, the speaker is indicating that if conditions are right, then the action in the future may be Christine Mallinson, Becky Childs, et al.

A prominent feature of the traditional dialect in its traditional form is the quality of the vowels in words such as rice and like, and house and about, that is, before voiceless consonants (produced without vibration of the vocal folds). In Charleston, the vowel begins with the tongue in a higher position, the same as in the initial sound of about or abroad. This pronunciation has been stereotyped in spellings such as a boot for about, pronounced something like uh-buh-oot. This pronunciation is found not only in Charleston; Canada is known for this pronunciation, as well as parts of the US such as the Tidewater region of Virginia.

Many Smoky Mountain dialect words refer to unique places in the mountains. For example, bald means a mountaintop with no trees, branch is an area or settlement defined by a creek, bottom is a low-lying area or valley, and holler is a valley surrounded by mountains. Other vocabulary items refer to inhabitants or features of the mountain landscape. Jasper refers to an outsider, someone who is not from the mountains. Boomer is the name of the red squirrel that is indigenous to the Smokies. Poke salad is a salad made of wild greens that grow in the mountains – poisonous unless boiled properly before being eaten.

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