Thank you, Mary Collette. The book sounds like it will be very helpful. (nfm)
Posted by Marie Bernadette on December 24, 1997 at 15:13:39:
In response to For Marie Bernadette:On using contractions in speech., written by Mary Collette on December 24, 1997 at 11:06:57
] Marie Bernadette,
] I am posting in answer to your question on
] using contractions in speech during the Regency Period.
] As I understand it using contractions in speech was consider
] ed vulgar in the extreme.Though young gentlemen used them
] as part of the slang of the day.If you go to the bibliogra-
] phy there is an extremly helpful book that I posted about
] here last summer:"The Regency Reference Book" by Emily Hen-
] drickson.There is a section on the language of the period
] that you might find helpful.There is an address to write to
] if you would like to purchase this book.I found it very good
] just to read.
] Thanks lots,
] Mary Collette List
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