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From: Don Kirkman <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 12:45:34 -0800
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It seems to me I heard somewhere that IBM wrote in article
>Nicholas Geovanis <> wrote in
>> Is it true of 'Ulster Scots' that it preserves Scots as it was spoken
>> at the time of emigration? Or has it simply evolved into a distinct
>> dialect? It is said that French-Canadian, for example, similarly
>> preserves the French language, well beyond the typical vocabulary
>> additions from the modern English language.
> There are French-Canadians and there are French-Canadians.
> Quebecers originally derived mostly from Normandy and the common
> language especially in places like the north shore of the St
> Lawrence maintained a strongly Norman flavo(u)r even up until
> WWII ( Canadian troops in Normandy were initially mistaken for
> Free French because they sounded local ).
> Acadians on the other hand had a strongly Gascon/Poitevan population
> which is a different kind of French and in their 17th-18th century
> versions somewhat mutually difficult to understand. Quebecers and
> Acadians had problems understanding each other. Acadians and
> Cajuns have few or none.
Could this be because Cajuns are descendants of Acadians who migrated to
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