My wife frequently wonders why I speak the way I do. Watch this video, I learned how to talk from these people. Also, how I cross and make up words? That is just how it works.
My family is from Appalachia, my mom was from West Virginia and my dad was from Kentucky. I understood about 90% of the “made up” words. Appalachian is a wonderful tongue and dialect, it is a mix of Scottish, Irish, English, African, and Native Indian. My family were all dirt poor Irish and Scottish immigrants who grew up in the mountains, my parents were the first generation to leave the region.
It warms my heart to see stuff like this, reminds me so much of my family. I love it.
Thanks for posting this. And my people talk like this too (from Casey and Lincoln counties in Kentucky) I miss the sound of country and Appalachian black folk talking like this. You don’t see it much any more unless they are older. Thanks for sharing.