An Okanagan drawl?

An Okanagan drawl?

Postby PuppyLove » Feb 23rd, 2018, 1:15 pm

Two UBC professors have embarked on a project to discover if there is a regional accent. The study is dubbed DRAWL for Determining Regional Accents With Literature.

Former Vernon resident and UBC music proffesor Bob Pritchard says he noticed that some of his students pronounced Vancouver with a 'G' sound after the 'N'.

"I had 80 students in my class and I noticed they were all pronouncing it that way, I asked them their hometowns and they were all from the Okanagan," Pritchard said.


I noticed years ago that people growing up IN Vancouver (like myself) pronounced it VaNG-couver and visitors pronounced it VaN-couver.

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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby common_sense_guy » Feb 23rd, 2018, 1:38 pm

Who pays the salaries of the two professors doing this? hopefully no one because I'm sure they could be putting their minds to better endeavors.
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby kidpiglet » Feb 23rd, 2018, 1:50 pm

Grew up in VANcouver, never heard anyone say VANGcouver.

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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Bigjohn69 » Feb 23rd, 2018, 1:52 pm

Any drawl is a result of poor genetics from alberta.

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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby the truth » Feb 23rd, 2018, 2:11 pm

kidpiglet wrote:Grew up in VANcouver, never heard anyone say VANGcouver.



same here
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Liquidnails » Feb 23rd, 2018, 2:25 pm

I currently live in Vancouver and hear it often. More often than not, actually.

I hear it most often from younger people, especially young women. They say it like "Vangceuver?"

It's a fairly recent thing.

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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby RVThereYet » Feb 23rd, 2018, 2:36 pm

I've heard it called Hongcouver, but not Vangcouver

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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby the truth » Feb 23rd, 2018, 2:42 pm

RVThereYet wrote:I've heard it called Hongcouver, but not Vangcouver
that goes back at least 30 years
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Bpeep » Feb 23rd, 2018, 3:20 pm

common_sense_guy wrote:Who pays the salaries of the two professors doing this? hopefully no one because I'm sure they could be putting their minds to better endeavors.


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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Snman » Feb 23rd, 2018, 3:30 pm

Bigjohn69 wrote:Any drawl is a result of poor genetics from alberta.


Perhaps it's due to BC's inferior (to Alberta) education system.
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Bsuds » Feb 23rd, 2018, 4:16 pm

Well they teach with Phonetics in School don't they?

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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby MAPearce » Feb 23rd, 2018, 5:53 pm

common_sense_guy wrote:Who pays the salaries of the two professors doing this? hopefully no one because I'm sure they could be putting their minds to better endeavors.


I'm thinking the same thing .... But hey , with out these "geniuses" we wouldn't have the torture of the English language that is "Ebonics" ...
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Jhunter199 » Feb 23rd, 2018, 5:54 pm

Never ever paid any attention to it, but now I'm conscious of it, I do hear it quite a bit.

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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Urban Cowboy » Feb 23rd, 2018, 5:58 pm

common_sense_guy wrote:Who pays the salaries of the two professors doing this? hopefully no one because I'm sure they could be putting their minds to better endeavors.


Sounds much like what I'd envision an NDP make work project to be. [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: An Okanagan drawl?

Postby Anonymous123 » Feb 23rd, 2018, 7:35 pm

Good luck finding a test group. Most people aren't from around here.
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