Musical Me (annecw) wrote in lm_montgomery,
Musical Me


I'm rereading through Emily because it's been awhile. The thing that always strikes me about Montgomery are her characters, and I think part of that is because she includes dialect. For example, the Irish characters like Father Cassidy, Lofty John, and Old Kelly say "av" and "b'y" and "Praste" instead of "of" and "boy" and "Priest."

Do you read the accents into the characters or just read everyone the same? I really need to start incorporating dialect into my own writings... especially since I live in one of the best states for it: Texas (there is no one "Texas accent" there are at least 5). Do any of you who write include dialect?
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