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Old 06-08-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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dont think so
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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Huh???
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:25 AM
 
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Yes, there are a few old folks who have a tinge of the old accent. The last of the Geechee people can be found on or around Sapelo Island. Gullah people still live on the islands outside of Beaufort.

You don't often hear the real dialects in public settings like Walmart or the grocery store, since people can speak regular English well enough to be understood. You can probably go online and look for Library of Congress recordings if you can't find any cooperative locals.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Wait so Geechee and Gullah are different things? Thanks a lot wikipedia.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Wait so Geechee and Gullah are different things? Thanks a lot wikipedia.
Not really, just two different terms for referring to the same thing. Gullah is used more in GA, Geechee is used more in SC.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Really? I thought it was the other way around... Maybe I'm wrong..
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:12 AM
 
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You're right, he has it backwards.

Speaking of, the market in Charleston might be a good place to listen to the basket ladies speak Gullah. They used to when I was a child.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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The Riverboat CO. on River Street has a new Gullah Geechee cruise... you should check that out!
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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Probably not. Savannah is now filled with out-of-staters, especially from up north. To hear a 'Savannah' accent, you'll need to go to some of the rural surrounding counties (bulloch, et al). But even then, it's sort of a cross between a general Georgia accent and Savannah accent (which sounds a lot like the Charleston accent). As for gullah, that's on the islands, not savannah proper.
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