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Yorkshire dialect


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Yorkshire dialect

  1. 2. Location within England
  2. 3. Subdivisions
  3. 5. Consider: <ul><li>“ There are no really sharp dialect boundaries in England, and dialects certainly do not coincide with counties. There is really no such thing as an entirely separate, self-contained dialect .&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 6. Some pronunciation features <ul><li>Yorkshire speakers tend to have no contrast between /ʊ/ /ʌ/ </li></ul><ul><li>It is common for the words like none, one, once, nothing, with an o in the spelling to be pronounced with /ɒ/ rather than the traditional /ʊ/. </li></ul><ul><li>Words like city and many are pronounced with a final [ɪ] although in the Sheffield area, it is more likely to be [ɛ] </li></ul><ul><li>In some areas, especially in the southern half of Yorkshire, there is a tendency to pronounce the phoneme /aʊ/ (as in mouth ) as a monophthong [aː], often represented as &quot;ah&quot;, </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>In West Riding dialect, the word right can also be pronounced with the same [ee] as meet , similar to an RP pronunciation of sweet . </li></ul><ul><li>A feature particular to Sheffield and the surrounding towns is the disyllabic pronunciations of &quot;no&quot; and &quot;nowt&quot; as [ne:ɔʊ] and [ne:ɔʊt]. </li></ul><ul><li>In the West Riding , plural and past participle endings that are pronounced /ɪz/ and /ɪd/ in RP may be pronounced with a schwa, /ə/ ( boxes can sound like boxers) </li></ul><ul><li>In the Barnsley area, there are some words where an /a/ becomes an /e/. For example, have is pronounced ' ev and master and is pronounced mester . </li></ul>
  6. 8. Vocabulary and grammar <ul><li>Definite article reduction: shortening of the to a form without a vowel, often written t'. Down the pub is pronounced downt pub . </li></ul><ul><li>The use of owt and nowt , derived from Middle English aught and naught and mean anything and nothing . </li></ul><ul><li>Many contractions ending with n't are shortened to single-syllable words, for example: dun't ( doesn't ), cun't ( couldn't ), shun't ( shouldn't ), wun't ( wouldn't )… </li></ul><ul><li>The word us is often used in place of me or in the place of our (e.g. we should put us names on us property) </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Some areas abbreviate I am not to I aren't rather than the usual I'm not . </li></ul><ul><li>The word self may become sen , e.g. yourself becomes thy sen , tha sen . </li></ul><ul><li>Remnants from the Vikings include the verb laik , to play. The younger generation tend to abbreviate this to lek , however </li></ul><ul><li>The use of now then , sometimes pronounced nah then as a greeting. </li></ul>
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  9. 11. Ted Hughes
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