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SCUBA-L  November 1999, Week 2

SCUBA-L November 1999, Week 2

Subject:

Re: Skindiving - Freediving ?

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Magnus Johnson <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 11 Nov 1999 11:50:59 +0100

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Strike wrote:
>
>On 11 November 1999 03:16 Magnus Johnson wrote:
>
>> >At 01:47 PM 11/10/99 +0100, Magnus Johnson wrote:
>> >>
>> >>We invented it (it's all "the Empire" has left!). . any deviations
>> >>therefore from the pure version should be referred to as 'dialect',
>> >>'Canadian', 'Convictsian', 'Kiwisian', 'United-Statesian' or 'Slang'
>:-)
>
>You ignorant, Pommie git!  :-)
 
"Where's your ball and chain mate?" :-)
 
Are Shelties included under the umbrella term of Pommie?
 
>
>(snip)
>> I think that phrase should be 'braw bricht moon-licht nicht the-nicht'
>> which is probably based on the lowland (low-land ?) scots dialect. I
>> believe I'm right in thinking that the current form of 'English' is
>derived
>> from the language 'Inglis' that was originally spoken in the borders, so
>it
>> would perhaps be more correct to refer to modern 'English' as 'Scottish'
>> :-)
>
>For your further edification , 'modern' English is derived from 'middle'
>English - the language of Chaucer - as then spoken in the mid-land parts
>of
>the UK.  The Scots were still, at that time, regarded as barbarians!  :-)
>
 
Not much change there then  . . . shame they don't take it onto the rugby
pitch though!  But at least the Scots had (have) their own culture rather
than stealing everyone elses . . . .
 
 
>> I have also found, to my chagrin, that many words and pronunciations,
>> commonly used by United-statesians (and other former colonies), are
>often
>> more true to English as it was spoken originally than modern British
>(i.e
>> BBC) english is.
>
>Dig deep enough and you'll also find that many <words and pronunciations,
>> commonly used> in the UK had their origins elsewhere!  What dialect are
>you speaking?  :-)
 
 
 Excuse my french! Say lavvy, say lager, fopa . . . . .  my own is a gentle
Scottish lilt which has evolved through the necessity of speaking to
foreigners.
 
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
Dr Magnus Johnson
Biology Department
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom
 
Tel': 0116 2523397, 2523352
 
http://www.geocities.com/magnus_johnson/
ICQ: 52257332

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