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Postby nelz » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:09 pm

Rhakios wrote:1sf (troll) is like a gravel drive


He makes crunchy noises when you drive over him? ;-)
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Postby Rhakios » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:03 pm

If I ever meet him, I'll give it a try - I bet he gets stuck in the tyres as well :)
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:48 pm

how do you know you haven't met me? i could hang about outside your house and bump into you and say hello! all the time :twisted:
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Postby Nigel » Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:07 pm

Whoa... watch out, Rhakios - you've got a stalker :D
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Postby towy71 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:43 pm

nothing new there then :roll:
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:00 pm

Nigel wrote:Whoa... watch out, Rhakios - you've got a stalker :D

how can you tell from where you are(smutty inuendo :D )
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Postby Nigel » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:15 pm

<sigh>... just when I thought it wasn't possible to lower the tone any further...
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Postby Rhakios » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:20 pm

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:how do you know you haven't met me? i could hang about outside your house and bump into you


I think I'd notice if some hefty northern type bumped into me.
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:29 am

ah but being a professional spy i could be in disguse as a slight midlands person 8) is it luvlee?<birmingham accent>
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:41 pm

I think I'd also be able to spot a lumpy northerner with a cod brummy accent as well. Besides you'd need to speak Black Country to merge in, in Walsall.
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:51 pm

black country :shock: what does that entail? look at the chimberleys<black country accent> :D
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:26 pm

It is an accent that, to outsiders, sounds brummy, but to any local sounds completely different. Indeed, it is a different dialect, though the vowel sounds are somewhat similar.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:23 pm

Black country dialect is apparently the closest you get to Olde English in the Uk, unless you count Welsh,Scots and Cornish, which are actually Gaelic dialects from even earlier, very similar to French Basque or Irish.
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Postby TheDoctor » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:33 pm

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Black country dialect is apparently the closest you get to Olde English in the Uk, unless you count Welsh,Scots and Cornish, which are actually Gaelic dialects from even earlier, very similar to French Basque or Irish.


Welsh and Cornish are Gaelic languages (not dialects), less similar to English than Russian is. Irish is also a Gaelic language, although from a different branch of the Gaelic language tree.

Scots is, like English, descended from Anglo-Saxon, which is possibly what you meant. It is spoken in the Lowlands of Scotand, and has nothing to do with the Gaelic spoken in the Highlands, which is a dialect of Irish. Scots used to be called a dialect (Rabbie Burns decsribed his poems as being in the "Scots dialect") but it now has the legal status, within the UK, of a language.

French is a Romance language, descended from Latin.

Basque is something completely different, not being related to any other surviving European language.

I'm not sure what any of these have to do with the Black Country accent, which I find quite beautiful - unlike Brummy, which is just flat.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:21 am

Not meaning to get into a language discussion really, I have read that Black country dialect is close to early english, using some of the same words and idioms.

The comment on Gaelic was that it is earlier in the UK, not an earlier form of english, just rambling ,sorry.

By the way when I said " french basque" I should have said Breton, a languge still spoken in Britanny., which is similar to welsh and cornish apparently.
And no, nothing to do with walsall :-)
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