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A dictionary of Devon dialect

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Published by Tabb House in Padstow, Cornwall .
Written in English



  • Devon (England),
  • England,
  • Devon


  • English language -- Dialects -- England -- Devon -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.,
  • Devon (England) -- Languages -- Dictionaries.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [95]-97).

StatementJohn Downes.
LC ClassificationsPE1872 .D69 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination97 p. ;
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2468746M
ISBN 100907018335
LC Control Number87179326

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A DEVON DIALECT A Selection Taken from 'The County of Devon' by (written ca. ) A vocabulary containing, for the most part, such provincial words as are current among the common people of Devonshire (i.e. at the turn of the 19th century).The letter A is seldom pronounced open, but it is salter not saulter; halter not haulter. The West Somerset word-book; a glossary of dialectal and archaic words and phrases used in the west of Somerset and East Devon English language -- Dialects England Devon, English language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc Publisher London For the English Dialect Society, Trübner. EDD Online may be used by all non-institutional persons for free, given that their use of EDD Online is not profit-oriented and that they respect the special copyright of EDD Online vs the book version of the EDD by giving evidence of EDD Online as their source, rather than simply of the EDD, whenever they use our Interface. Users of profit.   This quiz is based on the work of Clement Marten, who drew on his own experiences to publish a book called The Devonshire Dialect in Exeter in It includes a dictionary .

Joanna Radford, a local artist, put together this unique book inspired by a traditional ABC rhyme that she heard read aloud by Tony Beard - ‘The Wag of Widecombe’. The traditional rhyme is written in the Devon dialect and each letter has been beautifully illustrated using a variety of different printing methods, such as etchings, woodcuts. “From time to time, her dialogue will be rendered in ordinary English, which Louise does not speak. To do full justice to her speech would require a ladder of footnotes and glosses, a tic of apostrophes (aphaeresis, hyphaeresis, apocope), and a Louise-ese/English dictionary of phonetic spellings.”. John is chairman of the Ashburton Devon Dialect Club and has compiled this A-Z. If you want to know how to pronounce the words in a true Devon accent, just click on the link and John will read. John Germon has compiled an A-Z of Devon Dialect. But everyone has a few words and phrases of their own. For much, much more about Devon dialect check out the VOICES section of our website.