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any experts in Louisiana and Cajun talk?

Post by Svartalf » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:40 pm

So I just found a song, by one Hugh Laurie that goes "Joshua fit the battle of Jericho"
I'm told it's New Orleans blues
but that sentence makes no sense to me, the verb "fit" does not fit the context
"fought" would, but it's not what the text says
so any experts to unravel me this? Is this some kind of unusual accent that I don't know of yet?
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:31 pm

Nope. Just a quirk of the dialect - here 'fit' is the past participle of fight.
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Post by JimC » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:38 am

Brian Peacock wrote:Nope. Just a quirk of the dialect - here 'fit' is the past participle of fight.
Them's fitting talk... :lay:
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Post by Svartalf » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:08 am

them darkies, they had weird dialect
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Post by Rum » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:24 am

I think it is more the influence of French.

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Post by Svartalf » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:04 am

not so sure, the pronunciation might be influenced by French, but the grammatical change is completely nonsensical
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Post by NineBerry » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:31 am

Hide - hid
Light - lit
Fight - fit

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Post by Rum » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:47 am

Upon reflection fight an fit probably have the same root. Getting 'fit' was presumably getting prepared to fight - what sports were about originally.

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Post by Svartalf » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:50 am

eh, you might be onto something... survival of the fightiest as some pseudo darwinians might say...
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:57 am



Puts Mr Laurie's low-energy version to shame. As does this...

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Re: any experts in Louisiana and Cajun talk?

Post by Feck » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:28 pm

Rum wrote:Upon reflection fight an fit probably have the same root. Getting 'fit' was presumably getting prepared to fight - what sports were about originally.
The Greeks thought so
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