Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 10:06:25 -0400
From: "J. Chambers" chambers[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CHASS.UTORONTO.CA
Subject: "brogue" in Ottawa Valley
The term 'brogue' was used by people in the Ottawa Valley when they
were talking about their distinctive speech. The varieties I had
access to were Scots-based, and the people who talked to me had Scots
ancestry. (The published result is a short article "Ottawa Valley
'twang'" in my 1975 book Canadian English: Origins and Structures, pp.
55-59.) I noted that "the terms 'twang' or (more usually among the
residents of the Valley) 'brogue'" are used, but I didn't make
explicit notes about who used which term or how often they used it.