Friday, April 10, 2015
Appalachian English - Look at it as just another Language
It's as if we have to be bi-lingual and bi-cultural. The problem occurs when those not from Appalachia do not recognize it as a dialect and put it down as being inferior when really is it just another type of communication and is another language. Nothing inferior about it to most of us from here. I understand we have to communicate but I get really tired of being put down as stupid for using my native language. Ya'll should share this video with your children and grand children especially if they have the "dialect".
I am the Appalachian Heart Wood Blogger. I am interested in saving the history of our Appalachian region as well as our placement into the future. I am a 9th generation Appalachian woman on my father's side and 11th generation on my mother's side. One grandfather is recorded in these mountains in the English records in 1753. We have been here a long, long time. Our language, our culture is celebrated yet changing. My blog called Appalachian Heart Wood is where I will expound my take on all this change and how our roots run deep in Appalachian history and culture.. I might also from time to time expound on the politics of the day in Virginia. Follow me on Twitter @AppalHeartwood