How well do you know Geordie dialect? Question -1 of 10Score -0 of 0 Thanks for taking part in this quizYou scoredReplay quiz To us, Geordie sayings are an everyday part of life.
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'Th' sound to vanish from English language by 2066 because of multiculturalism, say linguists It's the end of the frog and toad for regional slang, says report. It’s not just Cockney that’s brown bread: a new report on the homogenisation of spoken English predicts that by the year 2066 the distinctive Brummie G – as in Birmin-gam – will have followed it down the apples and pears, along with dialect words and regional pronunciations such as Glasgow’s bampot, slarty and stooshie, and Newcastle’s neet out on the toon.
The report, The Sounds of 2066, suggests that “talking to machines and listening to Americans” will soon kill off cherished regional accents and phrases and lead to a more universally informal spoken English. It cites the probability that keyboards will soon be as dead as a dog and bone landline, replaced by voice recognition technology, as among the key drivers behind a less diverse English. Shortened words and simplified pronunciation will bring more changes: the authors suggest that within 50 years any proud owner of a new vehicle in London may be greeted with: “Hey bruv, I totes fink that car is a booty.” London: 'Southern' accents replacing dialects, language app finds. Image copyright Thinkstock Distinctive regional accents appear to have declined since the 1950s with more people now sounding like "southerners", researchers have concluded.
Results from 30,000 users of the English Dialects app have been analysed by developers at Cambridge University. People from 4,000 locations answered questions about the pronunciation of words such as "scone". Initial results showed more people now speak with accents similar to those in London and the south-east of England. More news from Cambridgeshire.
Yorkshire folk hit back at the BBC over dialect jibes after Happy Valley screening. Yorkshire folk have hit back at the BBC over jibes about their dialect.
The TV people blamed the Tyke dialect for sound problems on the current run of the hit police drama Happy Valley. But the message to the Beeb was unequivocal: “Tha’s wrong abaat it”. The TV broadcaster said they had worked very hard to ensure everything was audible while keeping the sense of reality and the rawness of performances. English Dialects app guesses where YOUR accent is from. The English Dialects app (pictured) claims to be able to guess your hometown by asking you a series of multiple-choice questions Do you say splinter or spool, or pronounce the word 'three' with a 'f' rather than a 'th'?
The answers to these questions could reveal more about you than you think. An app claims to be able to use your answers to such questions to guess your hometown through a series of multiple-choice questions. Called English Dialects, the app generates a heat map based on your answers and guesses where your accent is from. The free app, available for iOS and Android, was built by researchers from the University of Cambridge.
Bristolian Tom tawking about 'is sexy accent on YouTube. Bristolian Tom tawking about 'is sexy accent on Youtube Comments (0) The West Country accent was named the fifth sexist in the UK, according to a poll earlier this year.
In response Bristolian talkin' Tom has been tawking about 'is sexy accent on YouTube. More than 200 people have listened to Tom's lyrical lilt since he was put online. Reader's letter: Bristol accent would make millions turn off. SO George Michael was not best pleased he woke up from a coma speaking in a Bristolian accent.
He should think himself extremely fortunate it was temporary most of us Bristolians are stuck with it for life. However what truly concerns me is Gareth Chilcott's insistence that the Bristolian accent should be heard on television every hour, really? This would be the end of public broadcasting as we know it imagine can you our Bristolian presenter... "yer tis then tunnites tenawl clock nooze". A nationwide black out would ensue as millions turn off and folk run for cover. He is right about one thing – education. Don't get me wrong, Bristol is a wonderful place to live, and of course Bristolians are well known for their keen sense of humour but why wouldn't we be?
Mark Galley Hanham. The Black Country shows the werld ow to spake proper. The Black Country dialect – it’s bostin’ ay it?
And now our most popular sayings and slang terms are coming under the spotlight in National Dialect Weekend. This year it will be Wednesbury hosting the annual event, featuring live music, stories and poems showcasing the huge range of English dialects. British and Irish dialects and accents - We Love Accents. How we study language variation. Variation in language. Lost language of Pitmatic gets its lexicon.
A dialect so dense that it held up social reforms has been rescued from obscurity by the publication of its first dictionary.
Thousands of terms used in Pitmatic, the oddly-named argot of north-east miners for more than 150 years, have been compiled through detailed research in archives and interviews with the last generation to talk of kips, corf-batters and arse-loops. First recorded in Victorian newspapers, the language was part of the intense camaraderie of underground working which excluded even friendly outsiders such as the parliamentary commissioners pressing for better conditions in the pits in 1842. "The barriers to our intercourse were formidable," they wrote in their report on encountering the Pitmatic dialect. "Numerous mining technicalities, northern provincialisms, peculiar intonation and accents and rapid and indistinct utterance rendered it essential for us to devote time to the study of these peculiarities ere we could translate and write the evidence.
" Norfolk schools seek to reclaim derided dialect. Thass a rum 'un, bor, as Norfolk folk might say.
Thousands of children are to be taught the county's dialect at school as part of a project to promote the much-maligned rural accent. Derided by city slickers and mocked in adverts for "bootiful" Bernard Matthews turkeys, Norfolk's mother tongue will be recorded and practised by pupils in 11 schools after Friends of Norfolk Dialect, or Fond, was awarded a £24,600 grant to introduce understanding and appreciation of the rich vernacular. "It's critically important that youngsters are aware that there's a wonderful, rich dialect that they need to use or lose. English dialect study - an overview. By Clive Upton What is a dialect? Dialect is one of those words that almost everybody thinks they understand, but which is in fact a bit more problematic than at first seems to be the case. A simple, straightforward definition is that a dialect is any variety of English that is marked off from others by distinctive linguistic features. Such a variety could be associated with a particular place or region or, rather more surprisingly, it might also be associated with a certain social group—male or female, young or old, and so on.
But whether the focus is regional or social, there are two important matters that need to be considered when defining ‘dialect’. Back to top. A reason to mither. Are you chunnering? Ever seen a tarnack? Bloshy, dossity and spruttled: Not a firm of solicitors but the lost words of Leicestershire. Comments (0) There have been snappier book titles, that’s for sure, writes Jeremy Clay. In 1857, the antiquarian Thomas Wright emerged from his room full of dusty old books to publish his grand study of anachronistic language. The name? Deep breath, everyone... Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century Which are no Longer in Use, or are not Used in the Same Sense. Firk, town-routing and hoomble-coom-booze: A Victorian dictionary of Leicestershire words.
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