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>But since when does any dialect other than Standard English
>even *have* a *written* form?  Other than within dialogue or
>transcripts of speech?  There are plenty of words I don't
>pronounce according to any Standard, but I
>still spell 'em the same way as everyone else. :)

There have been over the ages a number of creative writers who chose to
reflect their lect in their writing, even as late as the 20th century, and
I'd guess therte are/will be some in the 21st.

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