BBC Voices

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

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    BBC Voices Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross

  • Interviewees

    Bridges, Clive, 1947 April 28- (speaker, male), MacDonald, Neil, 1944 Aug.23- (speaker, male), Rose, Edward (Eddie), 1944 Aug. 22- (speaker, male), Walker, Alister, 1953 Aug. 30- (speaker, male), Wilson, Alexander, 1934 Feb. 16- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    White, Claire, 1978 Jan. 29- (speaker, female)

  • Producers

    Radio Scotland

  • Abstract

    [00:00:00] Speakers introduce themselves, mention where they have lived. Discussion of words used to describe ACTIONS. Discussion about local area, type of people who live there, how people talk. Comment that people talk very proper in Pitlochry. Discussion about reasons for Pitlochry being a popular place to visit/live, this makes them more aware of other peoples accents, comment that tourists dont have a problem understanding his accent. Discussion about how their parents spoke, how this influenced their own speech.[00:14:48] Discussion of words used to describe PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES. Comment that in the past left-handed children were often forced to write with their right hand. Mention that a left-handed joiner and slater were very useful tradesmen to work with on a roof in the past.[00:34:34] Discussion of words used to describe WEATHER AND SURROUNDINGS.[00:44:51] Discussion of words used to describe PEOPLE AND THINGS. Anecdote about colleague using thingy too much.[01:01:54] Discussion of words used to describe CLOTHING.[01:06:23] Discussion of words used to describe EMOTIONS.[01:12:43] Mention various local words. Speakers re-introduce themselves.

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    BBC warning: this interview contains strong or offensive language. 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 Pitlochry Rotary Club.

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