NFL vs Hiberno

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NFL vs Hiberno

Postby Gormur » 2005-11-21, 3:18

Does anyone know some key differences between Nefoundland and Hiberno-English? I have heard that the "standard" or dominant NFL dialect (centering around St. John's) is similar to a particular dialect spoken around the southern tip of Ireland.

One thing that I've noticed is that there are many dialects within NFL itself (some people, like my mom's boss, actually sound like they're from Ireland - at least to my ears). She uses expressions too (as I've seen on Wiki recently) - such as "where are you to?", etc. There are quite a few things she says like that, and sometimes I have no idea what she is talking about. :lol:

Kirk, what is your trick to sneaking in audio recordings? I have tried to hide a recorder in my bag while I was talking to a friend (with a rather fascinating dialect), but the sound quality is horrible, haha. :P

To anyone interested, you can view and listen to local Newfoundland & Labrador news here: http://www.cbc.ca/nl/

I really don't hear a lot of speakers like my mom's boss and her family in provincial media though. I'm thinking they may be from a rural area, originally. I guess one could only be sure if they were to go to Newfoundland and investigate.....not enough info online.

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Re: NFL vs Hiberno

Postby Kirk » 2005-11-21, 3:38

Gormur wrote:Kirk, what is your trick to sneaking in audio recordings? I have tried to hide a recorder in my bag while I was talking to a friend (with a rather fascinating dialect), but the sound quality is horrible, haha. :P


Here's my explanation :)
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Re: NFL vs Hiberno

Postby Gormur » 2005-11-21, 3:52

Kirk wrote:
Gormur wrote:Kirk, what is your trick to sneaking in audio recordings? I have tried to hide a recorder in my bag while I was talking to a friend (with a rather fascinating dialect), but the sound quality is horrible, haha. :P


Here's my explanation :)


Clever. :lol:

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Re: NFL vs Hiberno

Postby Kirk » 2005-11-21, 4:37

Gormur wrote:
Kirk wrote:
Gormur wrote:Kirk, what is your trick to sneaking in audio recordings? I have tried to hide a recorder in my bag while I was talking to a friend (with a rather fascinating dialect), but the sound quality is horrible, haha. :P


Here's my explanation :)


Clever. :lol:


I thought you might like it :)
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Re: NFL vs Hiberno

Postby DelBoy » 2005-12-23, 16:06

Gormur wrote:Does anyone know some key differences between Nefoundland and Hiberno-English? I have heard that the "standard" or dominant NFL dialect (centering around St. John's) is similar to a particular dialect spoken around the southern tip of Ireland.

One thing that I've noticed is that there are many dialects within NFL itself (some people, like my mom's boss, actually sound like they're from Ireland - at least to my ears). She uses expressions too (as I've seen on Wiki recently) - such as "where are you to?", etc. There are quite a few things she says like that, and sometimes I have no idea what she is talking about. :lol:

Kirk, what is your trick to sneaking in audio recordings? I have tried to hide a recorder in my bag while I was talking to a friend (with a rather fascinating dialect), but the sound quality is horrible, haha. :P

To anyone interested, you can view and listen to local Newfoundland & Labrador news here: http://www.cbc.ca/nl/

I really don't hear a lot of speakers like my mom's boss and her family in provincial media though. I'm thinking they may be from a rural area, originally. I guess one could only be sure if they were to go to Newfoundland and investigate.....not enough info online.



Hmm, I can't hear anything Irish sounding in that news clip. It just sounds Canadian to me to be honest! :lol:
The British Isles are awesome - I know, I live there - but Ireland is not a part of them. K thnx bai!

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