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Tag Archives: dialect
A friend, very bright and keen about language rules, recently advised me that “stone” is a noun and can’t be an adjective. The reason: there’s no comparative form, such as stoner, stonest, more stone, most stone. The proper designation for … Continue reading
I just read a friend’s conjecture, based on students’ writing preferences, that “grey” may soon be a more popular spelling than “gray.” My response was this: “Well, standing up for the peasant class and my own background and some of … Continue reading
This links to a nice article on encouraging students to be proud of their dialect, and to maintain it. I regret having tried for years to lose the language markers of my upbringing. Some were kind of knocked out of … Continue reading