I have discussed and used and abused the old sayings from the south in my last two post. Imagine my surprise when I picked up my newest library book and was pleasantly surprised to find the story is about Appalachia Mountain district in Kentucky and the dialect they speak there.
The story is about a girl that is sent out of South Eastern Kentucky to learn how to talk properly. I am not sure who decides what is proper or not proper. I for one love the music of the voices in Kentucky.
It is rare for me to post without photos, but I have no photos of Kentucky since they are all in Georgia in my mothers hope chest, that now resides with our family historian, my niece Amanda. To see photos online click on Photos of Applachian Mountains
The author's notes says the dialect came from Scotland orginally. My mothers ancestors were from Scotland, which caused me to go to my google habit once again and proved we can find anything we want on YouTube. whooda thot it?
This is music to my ears; I was born in Savannah, Georgian USA but raised in Southeastern Kentucky, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. This is a little long but you can hear my accent of my childhood and how I sounded most of my life until 26 years in Florida with my Yankee husband. The header is my favorite photo of my Yankee Doodle Fishing Dandy on his favorite beach in Florida.
The Thang is if you’ all lisn you’all will hear the musical voices of Kentucky and even a banjo now and then. Meander on through the video if you dare.
all this talkin' sounds pert neer natural to me! I am now singing Kentucky, how I love you.