Conversation in Kilwaughter about accent, dialect and attitudes to language.
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Kilwaughter, County Antrim
Agnew, Jean (Jeannie), (speaker, female), Agnew, Samuel (Sammy), (speaker, male), Clifford, Raymond, (speaker, male), Cross, Sam, (speaker, male), Fenton, James (Jim), (speaker, male), Logan, Liam (William), (speaker, male)
Spurr, Chris, 1950 March 10- (speaker, male)
[00:00:00] Speakers introduce themselves. Discussion of words used to describe EMOTIONS. [00:04:31] Discussion of words used to describe ACTIONS. [00:09:23] Discussion of words used to describe PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES. [00:15:30] Discussion of words used to describe WEATHER AND SURROUNDINGS. [00:20:03] Discussion of words used to describe PEOPLE AND THINGS. [00:25:27] Discussion of words used to describe CLOTHING. Mention words for various items of clothing, things that were made out of flour bags in the past. [00:32:30] Discussion about use and meaning of words/phrases used locally, anecdotes about their use. [00:41:47] Discussion about words that arenâ€™t used anymore because farming methods have changed, their pronunciation of â€˜cowâ€™. [00:46:30] Discussion about words used for various parts of the body, language used in Robert Burnsâ€™ poetry. Explanation of words/phrases used locally. [00:52:37] Continuation of discussion about words/phrases used locally, words used to describe different types of weather. More words for body parts. [00:59:46] Recitation of poem, anecdote about experience in his youth that the poem reminds him of. Anecdote about misunderstanding of local word. [01:10:27] Discussion about language used when working on peat bogs cutting turf in past. Having peat fire at home in past, language associated with it. More words/phrases used locally, farming language. [01:18:24] Discussion about how language varies locally, explanation of words/phrases used locally, names of various birds.
Recording made for BBC Voices project of a conversation guided by a BBC interviewer. The conversation follows a loose structure based on eliciting opinions about accents, dialects, the words we use and people's attitude to language. The six interviewees are all close friends.