Southern English is full of unique local dialects and accents. Below is an excerpt of the dialect of the Carolina Outer Banks from the documentary Voices of North Carolina:
Thanks to Tom for the link!
Tags: english accents, north carolina dialects, outer banks dialect, southern accents
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It seems more likely they are Scots, not Irish, and as an older population, the Scots who left Northern Ireland and landed on the NC coast. Jim Webb talked about this in his book, How the Scots Invented America. How, due to Hollywood and the popularization of accents in this direction as being solely “Irish,” that many Americans who really aren’t Irish now think they are.
No one in America has heard about any of the other peoples from Britain EXCEPT the “Irish” but there are other people in Britain. It was mostly Scots in early America, really, but that information has been suppressed. And no one has heard anything about Cornwall culture, Wales, etc. (Really sad, since the u.s. fed government, and the propaganda arm of hollywood, leads them to think they have roots different from their real ones, unless they do research)
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