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#123337 - 03/02/05 06:33 PM Re: Useful language links
maverick Offline
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On the news tonight was a brief item about a fantastic new British Library resource, featuring a bank of recordings of UK accents and other regional speech markers. I thought some of you might be interested:

http://www.collectbritain.co.uk/collections/dialects/



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#123338 - 03/02/05 09:38 PM Re: Useful language links
Jackie Offline
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Wo-ow; I just listened to the Yorkshire baker lady. Before I forget: I noticed that in this 1955 recording, she mentions a half a pound of sugar.
Golly--even though she's speaking so slowly, I have a hard time understanding some things. Owen--oven; buther and wather: butter and water; resins -- raisins; luf--loaf.

When my Yorkshire host family spoke to each other at their normal speed, I couldn't follow it at all.
Thanks, mav!


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#123339 - 03/03/05 12:29 PM Re: Useful language links
maverick Offline
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> I couldn't follow it at all

eeh bah goom, moss't Brits feel t'same way, lass!


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#123340 - 03/07/05 05:56 AM Re: (another) Useful language link
maverick Offline
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Perhaps others already use this and I have simply missed your mention of it, but in case itís new to you too, I strongly suggest you check it out. There are an incredible number of interesting searchable texts available. Hereís a direct link to perhaps the most useful area for this board:

http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp?CRID=word_origins&OFFID=se1&KEY=word_origin


This takes you to the front end of all kinds of other topic searches!

http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp



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#123341 - 03/07/05 07:19 AM Re: Useful language links
AnnaStrophic Offline
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a bank of recordings of UK accents

This dialect collection was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition. I had little trouble following the Yorkshire lady*, but the Staffordshire collector really had me stymied!

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*maybe because I can sing "On Ilkley Moor Baht'At."


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#123342 - 03/13/05 05:41 PM Another Shakespeare link
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#123343 - 03/29/05 09:12 AM Urban slang dictionary
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#123344 - 06/10/05 05:27 PM Re: nother resource
maverick Offline
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http://www.acronyma.com/

A remarkable acronym finder, searchable in several languages.

(with thanks to aldiboronti @ w/origins)


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#123345 - 06/10/05 05:32 PM Re: nother resource
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Io suis mucho grateful, mijn freund. Adeus!

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noho ora mai
http://maxqnzs.com/References.html

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#123346 - 06/10/05 06:24 PM Re: nother resource
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hey, didn't know you spoke Welsh!


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