Ottawa Valley Twang
Ottawa Valley Twang is the accent, sometimes referred to as a dialect of English, that is spoken in the Ottawa Valley, in Ontario, Canada. The Ottawa Valley is considered to be a linguistic enclave within Ontario, in the same manner that Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is within the Maritime Provinces. Ottawa Valley Twang originated with the Irish settlers of the valley the 1840s.
The Ottawa Valley 'brogue' is also explored in Ian Pringle, Enoch Padolsky The Linguistic Survey of the Ottawa Valley The American Speech, Vol. 58, No. 4 (Winter, 1983), pp. 325–344. According to Pringle and Padolsky, there are at least ten distinct varieties of English in the Ottawa valley (326).
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