What is the High Tider accent called in English?
What does high tide on the sound side mean?
- The term appears in a local colloquial rhyme, "It's high tide on the sound side," often phonetically spelled "hoi toide on the saind soide," as a marker of pronunciation (or shibboleth) to sharply differentiate speakers of this dialect from speakers of the mainland Southern dialects .
What is the meaning of High Tider?
- High Tider. High Tider or "Hoi Toider" is a dialect of American English spoken in very limited communities of the South Atlantic United States —particularly, several small island and coastal townships in the rural North Carolina "Down East" that encompasses the Outer Banks and Pamlico Sound (specifically including Atlantic, Sea Level,...
What are the characteristics of the High Tider dialect?
- The High Tider dialect is marked with numerous unique phonological features and sound changes: The / aɪ / diphthong is [ɑe~ɑɪ], starting very far back in the mouth and retaining its glide, unlike its neighboring Southern dialects. It may also begin with a round-lipped quality, thus [ɒe], or may even have a triphthongal quality as [ɐɑe].
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