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Re: dialect - lig or lie


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Posted by Ed Kiser on April 18, 2016 at 05:06:35 user Kisered.

In Reply to: Re: dialect - lig or lie posted by Adam Quinan on April 17, 2016 at 17:28:17:

Thanks for verifying that "lig" is truly representative of the local dialect. Jacky certainly did come up with bits of dialect, with "yin" for "one", "mun" for "must", and "ut" for "it" and I'm sure there are others. In my text typed copies, it stays as "lig" as AR wrote it. Not being familiar with the dialect, I just wanted to verify that this spelling was not a typo, but a correct spelling of the dialect.

Reading Ransome has been a lifetime learning experience. It is still rewarding my re-readings with new discoveries as enhancements to my education. It has been 72 years since I first read PM, and it has given me the pleasure of many re-readings since then. Ransome's words were with me that day I first went sailing in my new catamaran with no other instruction other than what I had read from Ransome. It was my first time sailing, but I knew what to do - and it worked just fine. It was as if I hear Nancy caution me:

"Fingers, fingers."

It still is a delight to close out a busy day by visiting my childhood friends yet again as they invite me to join them in the enjoyment of youth. There are still things to be learned there. The adventure continues...

Ed Kiser, Kentucky, USA


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