Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 18:18:45 -0500 From: Dan Goodman Subject: Hudson Valley I've run into a couple of problems in looking up the development of my native dialect (Hudson Valley). This is, of course, something which would never happen to a professional linguist. :) 1. The original dialect study seems to have been conducted on the assumption that "urban doesn't count". This is for a region which contains two of the three oldest cities in New York State. And which has had economic ties with New York City -- and, to a lesser extent, Philadelphia. 2. The variety of Dutch most spoken in the Hudson Valley probably had some differences from standard Dutch. Are there any written sources? The nearest I've found is a study of "Jersey Dutch" -- not the same area, and centuries later. Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Whatever you wish for me, may you have twice as much.