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Posted By: GUEST,Yorkshire Tony minus cookie
01-May-03 - 02:35 AM
Thread Name: Singing in dialect
Subject: RE: Folklore: Singing in dialect
For what its worth, I think you should try to pronounce the dialect words correctly but not try overly hard to 'put on' the dialect. Otherwise stick to the English translation. I get very irritated by singers performing a dialect song with words from the wrong dialect - Scots or Geordie in a Yorkshire song for example.

I also get irritated by the preponderance of fake US accents in Country singers in Australia - isn't their own distinctive variety of the English language good enough for them any more?