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The article Ottawa Valley Twang should be shortened to a couple a paragraph and added to this article. I have been able to find very little information regarding it other than a couple of sentences stating people who live in the Ottawa Valley speak differently than people in Ottawa.--Kelapstick 12:07, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Re: Merger proposal
You probably haven't found much about it because many valley-folk aren't necessarily frequent Internet users. It's quite a real linguistic phenomenon and so is certainly worthy of its own page on Wikipedia.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) 00:39, 21 November 2007
- That is a pretty inaccurate statement, I don't think that people in the valley use the internet any less than anywhere else in Canada. Regardless of that the point is that there is very little published information regarding Ottawa Valley Twang, and the only real information that I have found (and the only one in the references) only says:
- "What is often called the Ottawa Valley twang reminds one that thousands of Irish immigrants settled there in the 1840s"
- That is hardly enough context to support an entire article. I would support a separate article if it were able to be referenced, the actual article itself only states a few counties that it is spoken in, and mentions that greetings are often "G'day lad" which is not unique to the valley at all.--Kelapstick (talk) 17:41, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
Definitely agree on the merger proposal as the main article is a good home for people looking for info re: the Valley, including their manner of speech if it can be sourced. Travellingcari (talk) 18:06, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Definately don't merge them!! It is a real 'Ottawa Vally Twang'! not an ottawa bonnechere graben twang. I will look for some real references, my friend studies accent reduction and has used the ov twang as a lesson. Anyway, the twang exists and it has the right name. The article does need some work though.