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Possible Maine lighthouse charter

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Postby shirin » Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:46 pm


Ross is going? Does this mean we have shark bait?
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Postby Ross » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:24 pm


SHARK BAIT WOOO HAA HAA!!
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:09 pm


We can only dream................ :wink:
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Postby Keeper » Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:38 pm


In case anyone's starting to worry, the name of the boat is not "Orca" and the captain isn't Quint.

Island is the Shakespee-ah of the Mainish language!
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Postby island » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:18 am


Shakespee'ah. Close but not quite. Keeper.
The person most identifiable would be Chauc'ah); Geoffrey Chaucer, that is.

The Downeast Maine accent and speech pattern are believed to be very similiar to old Chaucerian English. In the U.S. this exists today in areas of the Maine coast and I believe in only one other place, in Virginia, possibly the Roanoke area if I remember correctly from reading this years ago in text describing English dialects in the front of a dictionary.
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Postby Keeper » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:35 am


The Shakespee'ah reference was simply meant as praise for your command of the Maine coastal brand of English.

Interestin' 'bout that fella Chauc'ah. From "The Country of the Pointed Firs" by Sarah Orne Jewett:

"It may be only a fancy of my own that in the sound and value of many words, with their lengthened vowels and doubled cadences, there is some faint survival on the Maine coast of the sound of English speech of Chaucer's time."

From http://www.bartleby.com/125/21.html
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Postby rosie » Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:24 pm


You guys are making me homesick... Does this mean everyone of you is going on the cruise? Think I just might be able to make this one. Could use some good chow'dah while I am at it.
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Postby Ross » Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:47 pm


it's wicked fah!
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Postby island » Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:47 pm


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Hi Ross. Would you like to join me for dinn'ah? :roll: =P~ :twisted:
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Postby Keeper » Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:42 pm


I've been AWOL from this site recently, and it's dawned on me that I should let everyone know that this Maine charter cruise scheduled for October 1 is now FULL. In fact, I have a few names on a waiting list!

Very soon I'll be posting news of a couple of very interesting lighthouse cruises that will be offered this summer by Friends of Flying Santa.
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