Reflection Essay 'Saying Ya To The Yooper's'

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This is the first opportunity for me to present information of any topic to my class in a while. I’m not sure if I remember the last time I presented in front of a class full of people, which made me very nervous for this presentation especially in front of people I didn’t know and had never talked to before. As the date for me to present was arriving I began to get more nervous because again I haven’t done this is a while but once I entered the class I did a good job of keeping my nerves down and simply reading the slides to the class and presenting the information of my particular dialect very well I feel like. For many people presenting such things are enjoyable and fun for them but for me I’ve never been a big fan of presenting in front of a classroom full of students and in this case a classroom full of students I don’t know. …show more content…
The sound difference from Michigan’s UP to Perquimans county North Carolina is much more than I thought it would be. In my hometown people pronounce words such as “father” and “brother” as you expect someone to pronounce them, you can hear the “th” sound within the word. People from the UP like to pronounce them as “fadder” and “brudder”. This goes with any word that consists of the “th” sound. Also, the use of the word “eh” at the end of statements to ignite agreement to the person you’re speaking to. Before I thought this was only common in Canada because when someone would joke a Canadian or try to talk like one they would always throw “eh” at the end of the statement but after reading that chapter I discovered that it’s not only Canadian. Other classmate’s presentations also showed me that the use of “eh” covers a vast amount of the northern part of the United

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