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  • Apr 14, 2012
  • 02:01 PM

The unique dialects of Appalachia give the mountain people their identity

Lisa King / Washington Times
It is true that various terms are rooted in Elizabethan English, Scottish, Celtic, and Irish languages, and dialects do remain in use amongst the Appalachian people, but there is no across the board commonality amongst them that explains the unique nature of the language, other than geography. Urban immigrant and ethic concentrations existed, yet no clearly distinct way of speaking beyond a common accent had developed in these places.

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