On Early English Pronunciation: Existing dialectal as compared with West Saxon pronunciation. With two maps of the dialect districts

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Philological Society, 1889 - English language
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Page 1430 - Ay, now am I in Arden ; the more fool I : when I was at home, I was in a better place : but travellers must be content.
Page 2152 - An' getting fou and unco happy, We think na on the lang Scots miles, The mosses, waters, slaps, and styles, That lie between us and our hame, Whare sits our sulky, sullen dame, Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath to keep it warm. This truth fand honest Tam o...
Page 1658 - ... and so forth. The insertion of r where it is not wanted, as in idea-r-of, is also explicable, as it is easier than to make the necessary hiatus between the two tongue positions of the several vowels. But why there should be a general tendency, as there undoubtedly is in Australia, to a Cockney pronunciation ... is a mystery still to be explained.
Page 1330 - I obtained information and assistance, to specify every case, but I cannot hope to have been perfectly successful. To every one, however, named and unnamed, and especially to the natives themselves, from whom the information was ultimately obtained, but whose names are only occasionally mentioned, I tender my grateful thanks. To them is due the value of the present volume as an authentic document, for future philologists to consult. Finally I have sincerely to thank the three Societies — the Philological...
Page 1599 - Henry de Winton, vicar of Boughrood (19 sw.Presteign), says, " The English spoken being an acquired language is more free from provincialisms and purer than that of the neighbouring English counties." It is therefore a foreigner's English, and embraces nearly the whole county. Mo., though long a part of England by law, is essentially Welsh in feeling. By Chepstow, on the borders of GL, the pronunciation, to judge from the wl. sent me by Dr. J. Yeats, approaches very near to that of adjoining 01.,...
Page 1504 - Sm., where he was born, but who had lived at Montacute from 10 years old, and had acted formerly as Mr. Mitchell's secretary. On 17 Aug. 1880, both of them came to my house and gave me the following information. The Land of Utch occupied the angular space between the two railways which have their vertex at Yeovil, 8m., on the b.
Page 1357 - Īlural tin for are, but were generally confused with been used for hate bte»,~\ — is. thon is. be is. we is. you is. they is. — I was. thou was. he was. we was. you was. they was. — I were, thou wert, he were, we were, you were, they were, we wer'n. you wer'n. they wer'n.— we ha'n. you ha'n.
Page 2101 - But although a mere offshoot of the language of Northymbria, which had its domain in e.To. and Nb., the language at the present day is remarkably different in pronunciation and intonation from that spoken s. of the L. line 10 (p. 21), so that even an educated Lowlander, who thinks he speaks English only, and certainly does not speak dialect, is as a general rule instantly detected among Southrons.
Page 1434 - The Dialect of the Southern Counties of Scotland " (pp. 231-6), with the assistance of the gentlemen named below.1 This line gives " the outside limits of the Gaelic, that is, every district is included in which Gaelic is still spoken by any natives, regardless of the fact that English may be spoken by the majority of the people.
Page 1551 - Ke.], 2nd ed. 1736, he says (p. 35) that "the English spoken here is generally very good, only the natives in common with the other inhabitants of this part of Kent are used to pronounce the th as ad, the...