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Thread #45147   Message #667676
Posted By: RichM
12-Mar-02 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: Help: What does 'asthore' mean?
Subject: RE: Help: What does 'asthore' mean?
As a singer of songs from Ireland (not, an "Irish" singer, to be sure) I wouldn't presume an accent that I don't have naturally. My native language is Canadian English, with a bit of a softening to the consonants, befitting my upbringing as a Qu├ębAnglo.

However--as a speaker of Quebecois French, I have always been intrigued by the differences in word usage (and pronunciation) from other French speaking peoples. There are some interesting word usages in New Brunswick French, and in Caribbean French, for instance. The fact that there are "American Irish" words that differ from the root language, tickles me too...

Rich McCarthy