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lyrics: Down Nuh River (what is Nuh?)

 
 
kathy79
 
Reply Sat 1 Oct, 2022 07:07 am
Now I'm listening a song titled "Down Nuh River" by Serpentwithfeet.
In this song, there is a part,

"Where you fallin' at? Hell nah, hell nah
Go, go, go, go, go swimmin' down nuh river now
Ooh, you tryna get me in trouble now"

What is nuh river?
I don't understand the meaning of nuh here.
Is it a name of some river?

 
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izzythepush
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Reply Sat 1 Oct, 2022 07:21 am
@kathy79,
It's an example of African American Vernacular English.

It's a contraction of down the river.

I hear it straight away, maybe it's because I don't have an American accent.
kathy79
 
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Reply Sun 2 Oct, 2022 03:47 am
@izzythepush,
Thank you for your kind answer. It helps a lot. : )
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