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OP i went to the riverside festival in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire ( a few towns over from Friendly) and i heard some classic turns of phrase. just googled owt for nowt (we say that round my way too)and found this which you lot might find interesting
Dear dodyskin: for some reason I got "page could not be found". But I edited out last
part of URL, and then found the phrase page. Over half of them I have heard in US.
I copied URL:http://www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/yorkshireday/phrases.htm This one worked
Dody, this is great! Thank you. And thank you, Dr. Bill the clever, for figuring out how to actually get to the link. I love gobslotch greedy person. Wonder if a gobslotch would eat up all the lobscouse!I have heard mash the tea, where I would say steep the tea.('El-lo, Love)
One thing I don't understand: bahn going, as in Weer ta bahn? where are you going? Bahn sounds like been; so why is bahn indicative of the future?
So far as I'm aware (not being a Yorkshire Tyke) the Yorks for "Been" would be "bin" e.g., "Whar's tha bin?"
"Bahn", I'd be prepared to take a small bet, is derived from the Scandinavian. Unfortunately, I only have my Danish dictionary to hand, which is rather different from the original Norwegian (but very close to modern Norske)
However, from that one I find that the word "bane" (pronounced 'bahn-er") means a path, way or track (including a railway track!) - this is fairly apposite to questions about which road you've been travelling on.
Of course, I give no guarantee that I'm correct - this is purely hypothesis. No doubt I will be corrested if I'm wring
(what a lovely link, dody - thanks!)
I got "page could not be displayed" for both links and any variation I tried on my own. WIll try again later - any other suggestions?
Dear nancyk: If I do edit,copy,,,,edit,paste of dodyskin's URL into Location box and the carefully delete just
the last letter, it works. If I delete every thing after the "/" before phrases, I get a page
with "Phrase book" in upper right. Experiment with it.
Lovely. Thank you.
And did you get to eat any lovely Yorkshire Pudding?
weer ta bahn -- bound, as in where art thou bound fair jackie?
Solrep, to be honest, I can't tell for sure if your website is a commercial one, but at the moment, I don't care; this is the funniest thing I've seen for a long time (heads up, cat haters!):
niver -- well mebbe
Thal ata av a good look ta fahnd owt to buy, b' its theer sumer.
(I've never tried writing in yorkshire dialect before, although I can still just about manage to speak it.
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