RE: dialect

From:"Morken, Tim" <>

That's a typical Germanic idiom. My older relatives there in Minnesota, all
Norwegian, pronounce J as Y, and my parents, Joyce and Jack, are called
"Yoyce" and "Yack," and my sister is "Yulie.!" 

Tim Morken

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 10:31 AM
To: 'Histonet'
Subject: dialect

 Sorry to drop this non Histological in. This is to those of you who 
are from the North Dakota or Minnessota area. Watched a film last 
night based in this area, especially Brainerd and was a little 
confused to hear the word ja (for yes) in amongst an obvious 
American accent. Is this of German/Scandinavian origin or just an 
unusual local dialect?
I also freeze paraformaldehyde alloquots (4% in PBS) with no 

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