Dialect Notes Volume 1

Dialect Notes Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...I have no suggestion satisfactory to myself for the first word. It may be a call to the shepherd-dog transferred in use to his charge. Kwd can hardly be anything else than a modification of k6 for come, the to to be accounted for by the tendency to rounding above referred to. If this is the actual origin of 'kwd, ' it is interestingly suggestive of Gothic qiman (i.e. kwiman). Further, I note from Lincolnshire, England, the call k-tija, of which I can be certain of the accent only, but this accent suggests the division kti-ja, the first part of which would probably be a modification of come; for the second I have no suggestion. (From Jean Ingelow.) A few other words used to cows are: Haist, in urging the animal to lift a leg or to stand over; sd, modified to so, in anger, used to persuade her to stand still; st-oboi and hw&, used in warning or driving away. Of these, haist is a verb in the imperative, the same as hoist; sd is the common adverb; hw& is 'way, with the initial labial strongly aspirated; stoboi, used also in urging on dogs, is probably an initial hiss, common for this latter purpose, followed by boy, not an uncommon title for a dog. Swine. Next to the cow is the hog for variety of terms used in talking to him. The most common calls are the various modifications of the word pig. P'ti-ig, the first note prolonged, is sung, and on the same pitch as sftk for cows. (See p. 263.) When the animal is nearer, the word contracts into one syllable, shading as it approaches from ptig to peg (e1 = French eu), and pilg (i1 = German w), at last like the spoken word, save that the vowel is rounded. Other forms of the distant call are: Pti-i-l, sung with a yodling effect on the last syllable (Arkansas); pig-tiA, the middle syllable..show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831497
  • 9781236831491