A reader writes:
I’m looking for words and phrases used on the colonial American frontier circa 1772 among the working classes and Scots-Irish farmers, say in the western Pennsylvania/Ohio area. Do you have any links for this? I’m reading the Hervey Allen books (written in 1940s) about life in Bedford in 1763 but that’s about as close as I can come to finding a dialect for that time.
I don’t have any links or information about this, but I’m hoping some of my readers do.