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IS VANESSA A SOPRANO? NO, BUT SHE SOUNDS LIKE ONE ON TV, LOL!

OK, so I am ah trying to put a post together about de me…dis de Vanessa. Now, I know I not talk much so far. I finally got de body relaxed for now. 512 more words

Writing

Grandfather and Martha's Vineyard

Map of Martha’s Vineyard. Source: Labov (1963)

Martha’s Vineyard is an island off the Massachusetts coast SW of Cape Cod, and a popular resort for Bostonians. 684 more words

Articulation

Satsuma Dialect: Lesson Four - Drinking Language

These three phrases were taught to me by my (host) dad. Our family used to run an izakaya/yakinikuya that was run/directed by my mom, but it closed a few years ago. 200 more words

Kagoshima

Broken promises and the world's greatest dentist. And dialects.

I saw my dentist today. Once a year, I drive to the lovely (or not) town of Lillestrøm. There are plenty of dentists closer to my house, but I prefer my dentist. 207 more words

Satsuma Dialect: Lesson Three - Ke-razy

(This is a video showing people speaking Kagoshima-ben in Kagoshima City)

I think one of the most famous phrases of Satsuma-ben is 「けけけ」”Ke ke ke.” I remember watching a program about weird phrases in dialects. 113 more words

Kagoshima

Retracing Roots

At last, my family and I managed to made it to the Teochew Festival. Quite a feat especially when Dad didn’t really like to go out. 358 more words

Journal

Three brushes with American English

Brush 1: Ass
During our road trip across America, we quickly developed a routine: after a day of driving, we’d get some ice in a bucket, and relax with some cold drinks. 513 more words

New York