BBC Voices

Conversation in Dalmellington about accent, dialect and attitudes to language.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    BBC Voices Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Dalmellington, Ayrshire

  • Interviewees

    Cooper, Anne, 1966 Aug. 17- (speaker, female), Drynan, Barbara-Ann, 1969 Jan. 31- (speaker, female), Murray, Nancy, 1941 Feb. 15- (speaker, female), Ramage, Kirsty, 1967 April 19- (speaker, female), Rodger, Patricia, (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Bythell, Shaun, 1970 Oct. 01- (speaker, male)

  • Producers

    Radio Scotland

  • Abstract

    [00:00:00] Speakers introduce themselves. Discussion of words used to describe EMOTIONS.[00:03:36] Discussion of words used to describe ACTIONS. Mention plunky woman and whipper in man who checked up on children that missed school. Description of games played as children.[00:09:33] Discussion of words used to describe PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES.[00:18:40] Discussion of words used to describe WEATHER AND SURROUNDINGS. Comment that there are many words to mean to rain in Scotland because it rains a lot there.[00:23:56] Discussion of words used to describe PEOPLE AND THINGS. Description of clothes worn by neds. Comment that locally people say church when they mean pub.[00:34:08] Discussion of words used to describe CLOTHING.

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    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 five interviewees are all members of a women's group in Dalmellington.

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