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Old Devonshire Dialect

Snippets 80. In the mid 18th Century Mary Palmer wrote Devonshire Dialect, a work of fiction that is highly significant from an historical perspective as it offers such a valuable insight into the language of the county at the time. … Continue reading

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Lookeedezee the Grizzledemundy?

Snippets 70. In the mid 18th Century Mary Palmer wrote Devonshire Dialect, a work of fiction that is highly significant from an historical perspective as it offers such a valuable insight into the language of the county at the time. … Continue reading

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London Dialect for the “Curous Scholard”

Snippets 59.  In 1814 Anecdotes of the English Language was published, a revised and expanded edition of the 1803 original.  Written by Samuel Pegge (1704-1796) but published posthumously, it was subtitled Chiefly Regarding the Local Dialect of London and its … Continue reading

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Sneck the Door (Snippets 53)

In 1792 Sir John Sinclair published his Observations on the Scottish Dialect.  Sinclair was the 1st Baronet of Ulbster and Thurso Castle, and was a Member of Parliament from 1780.  Although he was Scottish himself, his Observations are rather condescending at … Continue reading

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