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Thread #46778   Message #696053
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
22-Apr-02 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Fireship
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fireship
Joe added line breaks but he didn't correct anything else, erga (If the English say shedule why don't they say shool?). Why do many English drop the "h" while Americans drop it only when pronouncing the letter (aiche)? No one seems to know when or why the differences showed up. What is the Irish word for schedule- is Irish and Scottish immigration to blame? (Thread creep of the worst kind).
Greg, bile, ile and heist for hoist used to be common in the eastern states as well as parts of England. These old usages are needed for a number of 19th C. songs. Uniform general education has wiped out much of the old pronunciation, but I remember the days of col ile lamps in rural areas. Words ending in a often have an added r in the northeast, but this came over from a section of England.