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    Hi,

    In English Pronunciation, what do you understand by Drawl?

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    Default Re: Drawl

    Hi anupumh

    Essentially, a slow, lazy and drawn-out way of speaking.

    See:
    AskOxford: drawl
    drawl
    verb speak in a slow, lazy way with prolonged vowel sounds.
    noun a drawling accent. — ORIGIN from Low German or Dutch dralen ‘delay, linger’.

    Hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neillythere View Post
    Hi anupumh

    Essentially, a slow, lazy and drawn-out way of speaking.

    See:
    AskOxford: drawl
    drawl
    verb speak in a slow, lazy way with prolonged vowel sounds.
    noun a drawling accent. — ORIGIN from Low German or Dutch dralen ‘delay, linger’.

    Hope this helps
    NT
    I have heard that English has various drawls corresponding to where the speaker originates from, ex American English/Accent has many drwals on the basis of his area..

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    Default Re: Drawl

    Hi anupumh

    e.g. southern states of America?

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    Default Re: Drawl

    Quote Originally Posted by Neillythere View Post
    Hi anupumh

    e.g. southern states of America?

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    Yes...

    Ann just quoted in one of her posts "Southern drawl"

    What would you understand by this?
    Is it similar to accent?
    Last edited by anupumh; 23-Oct-2009 at 17:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Yes...

    Ann just quoted in one of her posts "Southern drawl"

    What would you understand by this?
    Is it similar to accent?
    Yes.

    Some accents have acquired their own names:

    A Southern accent is called a drawl.
    An Irish accent is called a brogue.
    A Scottish accent is called a burr.
    A Western accent is called a twang.

    I thought the Wiki article on Southern drawls was good
    Southern American English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I noticed this
    "The r-sound becomes almost a vowel, and may be elided after a long vowel, as it often is in AAVE."
    because just the other day, one of my African-American students was telling me about his girlfriend "DeLois" -- but her name turned out to be "Deloris." What the student was saying was not "DeLois" but "Delo'is."

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    Drawl

    A drawl is a perceived feature of some varieties of spoken English, and generally indicates longer vowel sounds and/or diphthongs. Varieties of English which are said to feature pronounced drawls include Southern American English and Australian English, especially Broad Australian English.
    The Southern Drawl, or the diphthongization or triphthongization of the traditional short front vowels as in the words pat, pet, and pit: these develop a glide up from their original starting position to [j], and then in some cases back down to schwa.
    /ć/ → [ćjə] /ɛ/ → [ɛjə] /ɪ/ → [ɪjə]
    Drawl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Drawl

    A drawl is a perceived feature of some varieties of spoken English, and generally indicates longer vowel sounds and/or diphthongs. Varieties of English which are said to feature pronounced drawls include Southern American English and Australian English, especially Broad Australian English.
    The Southern Drawl, or the diphthongization or triphthongization of the traditional short front vowels as in the words pat, pet, and pit: these develop a glide up from their original starting position to [j], and then in some cases back down to schwa.
    /ć/ → [ćjə] /ɛ/ → [ɛjə] /ɪ/ → [ɪjə]
    Drawl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Here's a YouTube video by a girl with a Southern accent talking about it
    YouTube - The Southern Accent pt. 1

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