Re: A Question for Wade

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Date: Wed Nov 28 2001 - 13:40:26 GMT

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    On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 07:50:27AM -0500, Wade T.Smith wrote:
    > Hi Robin Faichney -
    > >all characteristics of the local accent are memes
    > Why are they not environmental adaptations? That makes much more sense to
    > me.

    You really think people talk the way they do not because they copied the
    people around them, but due to wider environmental factors? Perhaps vowel
    sounds in the north of England are flatter than in the south to make up
    for the more mountainous topography?

    "A prime source of meta-memes" -- inside information --
    Robin Faichney

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