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Thread #51834 Message #3064286
Posted By: stallion
31-Dec-10 - 03:13 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany? (Moorman)
Subject: RE: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany?
Got me fooled there steveG East Riding rural could be bevla, 'ornsea or dare i say it pock, maybe wolds way. The wolds accent was nearer to my dads accent (Staxton, very close)and from the Seamer and Malton markets which drew people from the North Yorks Moors as well as the vale of Pickering and the vale of York and as I remember undercernibly different if not a foriegn language! The urban accents were and probably still are very different, I spent two years living and working in 'ull '70 - '72 and boy the accent was the strangest and the stench from the fish dock on the wrong day was disgusting. My old english teacher, Mrs Brown, used to read out poems printed in the "Dalesman"in dialect in class she was worried that the Yorkshire identity would disappear with the loss of the dialect. Sadly it is dying out and what is worse, i was at the pub on christmas eve where they put on a christmas songs singalong and all the kids under 21 were singing with pseudo yankee accents what the hell is that all about?