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Re: Gender in language (was Re: way-OT: regularity of german v. english [was: <snip>])

On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 05:58:39PM -0700, Cam Ellison wrote:
> If you want
> to know what Anglo-Saxon was like, go to the islands off the coast of
> Frysia.

There's an island called Ocrakoke on the NC Outer Banks with a highly 
unusual accent: (almost) Elizabethan english mixed with a redneck drawl.


Some Ocracoke words, such as mommuck ("to harass or bother") and
quamish ("sick in the stomach"), date back to at least Shakespeare's 

They are some wierd offshoot of the first people that landed here WAY 
back in the day.  Some people think they are descended from the Lost 
Colony people.

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