How to Speak Hillbilly (Appalachian English Dialect)
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22-12-2013, 09:41 PM
RE: How to Speak Hillbilly (Appalachian English Dialect)
(22-12-2013 08:19 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  My friend in Georgia calls a shopping cart a buggie. I thought that was precious.

You pokin fun at us Georgia folk?Unsure

Just kidding not from Georgia myself but have lived here for a fair while. Guess I have just gotten used to it.Smile

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22-12-2013, 10:01 PM
RE: How to Speak Hillbilly (Appalachian English Dialect)
(22-12-2013 09:38 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(22-12-2013 09:28 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  Hollows, or Hollers, run between the mountains. Coves run right under them, or into them, depending on your perspective.

I live in a Hollow named after my grandmothers family.

I thought a Cove was a seaside cave.

Not necessarily sea. Any body of water will do. Rivers, ponds, creeks, lakes, spits, etc. At least that's how we Hillbillies use it.

Our coves are an area where a force (presumably running water, but I suppose a glacier would have done just as well) has eroded part of a mountain away leaving a sheltered area where the mountain once stood on one side. For a better explanation, see the wikipedia article here.

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22-12-2013, 10:23 PM
RE: How to Speak Hillbilly (Appalachian English Dialect)
How to sing like a southern Appalachian hillbilly.




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17-06-2014, 07:41 PM
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What about ackin? I go a powerful ackin to go up the creek. My family is from the Ozark in Missouri. And more of my family comes from L.A.( Lower Alabama) and they all talk difernt ways. Some of my kin talks slow. Sometimes their slower than molasses in winter time I remember seeing my great grandmother sitting on her front porch ( wooden house) wearing long dress and combat boots. Smoking corn cob pipe with a jug of white lighting by her feet
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17-06-2014, 10:41 PM
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(17-06-2014 07:41 PM)drwillbone Wrote:  What about ackin? I go a powerful ackin to go up the creek. My family is from the Ozark in Missouri. And more of my family comes from L.A.( Lower Alabama) and they all talk difernt ways. Some of my kin talks slow. Sometimes their slower than molasses in winter time I remember seeing my great grandmother sitting on her front porch ( wooden house) wearing long dress and combat boots. Smoking corn cob pipe with a jug of white lighting by her feet

Wow, your great grandmother was granny from the Beverly Hillbilly's?!

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18-06-2014, 06:24 AM
RE: How to Speak Hillbilly (Appalachian English Dialect)
Some of this is similar to Newfoundland English(Newfinese).
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18-06-2014, 07:25 AM
RE: How to Speak Hillbilly (Appalachian English Dialect)
(17-06-2014 10:41 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(17-06-2014 07:41 PM)drwillbone Wrote:  What about ackin? I go a powerful ackin to go up the creek. My family is from the Ozark in Missouri. And more of my family comes from L.A.( Lower Alabama) and they all talk difernt ways. Some of my kin talks slow. Sometimes their slower than molasses in winter time I remember seeing my great grandmother sitting on her front porch ( wooden house) wearing long dress and combat boots. Smoking corn cob pipe with a jug of white lighting by her feet

Wow, your great grandmother was granny from the Beverly Hillbilly's?!

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18-06-2014, 12:58 PM
RE: How to Speak Hillbilly (Appalachian English Dialect)
(14-11-2012 06:36 PM)cufflink Wrote:  DL,

Is yours a "double modal" dialect?

That is, in your dialect are you able to say things like "I might could go," where SAE only allows "I might be able to go"?

I do this all the time, and I didn't even realize it was wrong. I guess that's what living in the South does to you.

I'm also really bad at using the word "fixing" for "about to do something."
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03-03-2015, 04:11 PM
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04-03-2015, 11:19 AM
RE: How to Speak Hillbilly (Appalachian English Dialect)
I gotta few from The Rock.
Watyat?= What are you at?= What are you doing?
Its a standard greeting. The reply is
"Not much b'y"
B'y= boy
Sometimes people answer with what they are doing but only when the activity isn't obvious.
"How's she cuttin" is another greeting.
"H's" are often dropped or added depending on your region. How is pronounced ow. Apple is often happle.
Hangashore is a lazy person.
Who spawned you? Who are your parents?
Who's you? Who are you?
I'll be dere da once. I'll be there soon.
Scabby. Cheap.
Some day on clothes. It's a nice day.
Where ya too? Where are you?
Perhaps I'll post some more later
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