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We have just gone through a change in the way we speak...very subtle but noticeable? Did you pick up on it?

Every time I hear it I jump up and down inside knowing I am witnessing a forever change.  Perhaps like the time Ye old folks stopped using ye or harken or just a subtle change. 

Posted - April 28

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  • 42176
    I have noticed that millennials and younger talk very fast. Often it is difficult for me to understand. Mayhaps I am just getting old.
      April 28, 2022 9:22 AM MDT
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  • 2025
    Very true.
      April 28, 2022 9:53 AM MDT
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  • 2025
    It is an emphasis and sound after the word "no."  I am hearing it sprinkled through our language.  
      April 28, 2022 10:18 AM MDT
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  • 49446

    I haven’t the foggiest idea of what you mean.
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      April 28, 2022 10:46 AM MDT
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  • 42176
    They pronounce it 'nowuh'.
      April 29, 2022 2:22 PM MDT
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  • 49446

     

      Ever since I was in the first grade, I’ve continuously had a keen ear for noticing the numerous and varied changes that take in our language. It’s my thing. 
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      April 28, 2022 10:45 AM MDT
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  • 2025
    Well check this out on a young person who is upset, you can find some on the Dr. Phil show or spread about with a young Karen etc.  They say No! (a) a slight emphasis on the (a or ah).  Let me know when you hear it.  I'll include a copy of a video if I run across one.  
      April 28, 2022 10:49 AM MDT
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  • 643
    I don't watch Dr. Phil, but I do know what you mean.  It's more like "noa." This post was edited by Spunky at April 29, 2022 2:23 PM MDT
      April 29, 2022 9:05 AM MDT
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  • 2025
    Yes, I have heard that rarely after other words as well.  I think it's weird but a way to take no to the next level. 
      April 29, 2022 10:37 AM MDT
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  • 643
    It's been around for a while - you may just have noticed it recently. :)
      April 29, 2022 10:42 AM MDT
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  • 15040
    Australia is quite homogeneous, so we don't really have regional accents - although South Australia does tend to have a slightly broader A due to the higher concentration of "ten quid Poms" who settled here in the 1950s. We all speak fluent Bogan.
      May 7, 2022 5:29 AM MDT
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