Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks: The Story of the Ocracoke Brogue

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 165 pages
"Hoi toide, " for those unfamiliar with the brogue, is Ocracoker for "high tide." As many visitors to the island are quick to observe, this vibrant dialect - with its unusual pronunciation, vocabulary, and syntax - is one of Ocracoke's most distinctive cu
 

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Contents

The Roots of Ocracoke English
3
Whats in an Ococker Word?
31
Sounding Like a Hoi Toider
52
Saying a Word or two
76
No Dialect is an Island
99
Ebb Tide for Hoi Toide?
119
The Voices of Ocracoke
139
An Ocracoke IQ Test Or How to Tell a Dingbatter from an Ococker
151
References Bibliographic Notes
157
Index
165
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Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English at North Carolina State University and founder of the North Carolina Language and Life Project.

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