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Bob Bolton Origins: Click Go the Shears (61* d) RE: Origins: Click Go the Shears 26 Jun 13

G'day again Rumncoke,

What's your location / 'English' language 'group'?

The accepted Australian pronunciation of "ewe" (as per my desktop Oxford Concise Australian Dictionary ... if not necessarily in the sheep-raising industry ...) is the same as the second person address "you" ... but its source is Germanic ... with pronunciation approximating " oh woo ... " ... so it's two bob each way!

There was a good proportion of Germanic migration to parts of Australia, particularly in Bismarck's day - and there are still rural areas with a lot of German immigrants ... from a few generations back.

Anyway, I wouldn't baulk at finding areas around the English language diaspora that have stayed closer to the Germanic elements in a very polyglot language!



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