A Dictionary to the Kentish Dialect and Provincialisms - In Use in the County of Kent

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Read Books, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 220 pages
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INTRODUCTION. THE KENTISH DIALECT finds its expression in peculiarities of phrase and pronunciation rather than in any great number of distinctly dialectical words, In many respects it closely resembles the dialect of Sussex, though it retains a distinctive character, and includes a considerable number of words which are un-known in the neighbouring County. The Kentish pronunciation is so much more coarse and broad than that of Sussex, that many words which are common to both dialects can scarcely be recognised a few miles away from the border and many words of ordinary use become strangely altered as an instance, the word eldow may be taken.....

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