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20:14 Feb 15, 2005
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Fiction
English term or phrase:prips - perhaps
If a person says "prips", "children's are", "hice", "nah", "Sutton Kewlfield", while another says, respectively, "perhaps", "children's hour", "house", "now" and "Coalfield", how does this comparatively characterize these two persons?
The thing is that the first row of words is pronounced by a TV announcer. A small boy watching TV says that this is the way they speak in the Oxford commune where he lived for some time among scholars. The second row is how he and his not very educated relatives speak. His aunt, who is also watching TV used to admire the announcer. The boy says she speaks the way they speak in the commune, which she considers a lawless place and despises. She does not want the spotless image of the announcer to be sullied.
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Literate and illiterate
Explanation: Literate and illiterate??
Johan Venter Czech Republic Local time: 13:41 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 12