A Glossary of Dialect & Archaic Words Used in the County of Gloucester Volume 1-3

A Glossary of Dialect & Archaic Words Used in the County of Gloucester Volume 1-3

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...to attempt a scientific introduction. I will add a very few random hints as to local peculiarities. corner lordships of the little county are Essendine and Whissendine. We often drop (1) the preposition and (2) the possessive case inflexion. ' He goes Uppingham of-a Wednesday.' ' Joe Sumpter' grandson.' 'The Queen' childer.' I found examples of these latter peculiarities (as of several others mentioned in the Glossary) alike in the eighteenth century parish accounts and in the mouths of my late parishioners. FIELD-NAMES ' The old field-names mentioned in the rectorial terrier of Glaston parish, then unenclosed or 'open fields, ' in 1635 are as follows: The Northe Fielde; the Myllne F ielde; the West Fielde; Parte of the Myllne Fielde; and the Southe Fielde. Gorgimer: Little Gorgimer, Great Gorgimer Close, and Top Gorgimer Close, the names of three fields in map of 1841. Holmes: ' South Holmes, ' the name of two closes or fields in parish plan, 1841. Lings: The name of two closes in the Glaston parish map, 1841. Muxwells: The name of two closes in map of 1841. The Rev. P. G. Dennis sends me the following lists of (i.) Danish awards in use in Rutland: Brig, clep, flit, frem, kittlin', muck, rig, thack. (ii.) Words used in Rutland in a jwculiar smse, etc.: Acquainted (courting), balk, con-tent, disannul (not elsewhere in everyday use), gain, a-joisting, stall, teem. Mr. Dennis remarks that the number of peculiar forms of words or pronunciation is in this part of the Midlands comparatively small. (iii.) Place-names in Rutland (almost all of them having A.S. terminations, such as--cote, --den, --ham, ton, --wick, -worth; some of them, as--den, suggestive of forests and...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848225
  • 9781236848222