Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 11:57:11 -0800 From: Dan Moonhawk Alford Subject: Re: Clabber milk I'm pretty sure my Ozark mom says 'clabbered milk' if that's any help. On Wed, 13 Mar 1996, Terry Lynn Irons wrote: > Help! My milk has soured and I don't know what to call it. > > More seriously, I have been trying to map some regional terms across > Kentucky, and I have come upon a problem that may affect my analysis. I > have been concentrating on the terms Davis & Houck use in their critical > 92 AS article examining the question of a Midland dialect. I am also > including terms that Kurath 49 considers to be distinctly Midland. > > Anyway, based on Davis & Houck 92, I have been treating the variants for > sour milk "clabber" and "clabber(ed) milk" as northern and southern > terms, respectively. But in recently preparing a presentation I was > reading through Kurath's Word Geography, and on page 70, he clearly > writes, "Clabber is the Southern expression, clabber milk that of the > South Midland." His map (Fig 124) shows "lobbered milk" and "loppered > milk" to be the Northern terms. > > Being uncertain, I decided to check volume one of DARE, and behold, I > found contradictory information. In DARE, "clabber" is cited as chiefly > Northern, and Kurath is quoted as a source. > > Currently I am in a quandry. Can anyone help me out here? The > resolution could have consequences for some interpretive issues. > > Terry Irons > > P.S. Even though somebody said I hit the nail on the head about the > internet survey, I agree with what Lance said. > > -- > (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) > Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 > Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 > (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) >