Thursday, October 18, 2012

"The odd accent of Tangier, VA"

For anyone interested in phonetics/phonology and historical linguistics/language change:

We came across this cool video clip featuring the unique accent of Tangier, VA:

Here is what Wikipedia has to say:

"The dialect of the small isolated island of Tangier in the Chesapeake Bay is significantly unique in that it seems relatively untouched by linguistic evolution. It has been hypothesized that this dialect is the closest resemblance there is to the dialect of the original colonists"

- Hannah and Jesse

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