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Tim Worstall

Geordie's a bit of an oddity because it varies between being an accent and another language, a stepping stone between English and Norwegian (both descended from the same Old Norse, itself from Old German).

So it can be just the accent and pronunciation. But it's possible for it to move over further. For example, "gannin" is the proper Geordie for "going". And there's many more like that, much more than just the accent.

Not sure if this is exactly correct but think of the difference between Cajun or Quebecois French and French French. There's much more that's different than just pronunciation.

Dave Tufte

I didn't know that there was any relic of the Danelaw still in spoken English (at least outside of something like the Orkneys).

For all you watching the new show "The Last Kingdom", it starts with the Danes invading the Geordie part of England in 868.

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