Dan Shane danshane at bellsouth.net
Sat Aug 19 13:01:37 CEST 2000


I don't know where you originally hail from, but the crows in DUMBO were not
speaking a Southern USA dialect, but instead were using what one might refer
to as a "jive" dialect.  Their drawl and mannerisms my strike
non-Southerners as being similar to the way we speak in Kentucky and states
even further south, but their patter is really just a copy of the way blacks
who played in big bands like Cab Calloway's and Duke Ellington's would
speak, no matter what part of the US they might actually be from.

Dan Shane (. danshane at bellsouth.net )

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerstein, David DK - ECN" <DGE at ECN.egmont.com>
To: "'Wouter'" <Wouter at agroweb.nl>; <dcml at stp.ling.uu.se>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2000 7:30 AM
Subject: RE: Ellsworth

> The crows (not ravens) in DUMBO were, for better or worse,
> characterized as being black American Southerners, speaking in Southern
> dialect.
> David Gerstein
> <dge at ecn.egmont.com>

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