Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 18:18:45 -0500
From: Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VISI.COM
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,
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.
dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]visi.com
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