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  • The origins of "eh" in Canadian speech!

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...ians-1.4115715
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  • #2
    Huh. I figured it had something to do with the French aspects of your history, so go figure. The fact that the one dude has devoted 5 years of his life to studying the origins of the use of "eh" in Canadian speech does speak volumes about something, eh?

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    • Johnny Vinyl
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      That was a bit of a head scratcher indeed.

  • #3
    and here I thought it was to teach everyone how to spell the country... "C" eh, "N" eh, "D" eh... !!

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    • Johnny Vinyl
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      Haha! Good one!

  • #4
    Those so-called "linguists" are making things too complicated. "Eh" is most probably a variant on "est" (French "to be" or "is" and pronounced approximately like "eh") and also a variant on "oui," a word which for some French speakers includes a vocalization of "eh."
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    • Johnny Vinyl
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      Interesting observation and not without merit IMO. Thanks for that!

  • #5
    Originally posted by Goheelz View Post
    Those so-called "linguists" are making things too complicated. "Eh" is most probably a variant on "est" (French "to be" or "is" and pronounced approximately like "eh") and also a variant on "oui," a word which for some French speakers includes a vocalization of "eh."
    So, I'm right!! And I didn't spend 5 years studying the issue to reach the wrong conclusion, no?

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