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Thread #58902   Message #935402
Posted By: wilco
17-Apr-03 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: Singing in dialect
Subject: RE: Folklore: Singing in dialect
This is a little different perspective on dialect, and it pertains to schools. When I sing in schools, for children, I'll stumble through the dialect, then do it in modern English (which is pretty close to my native language, Tennessean). The kids get a historical and ethnic flavor, which fits right into my ongoing theme of emigration and multi-culturalism.
    I would be very hesitant to do a song in dialect in other settings.