Specimens of English Dialects; I. Devonshire. an Exmoor Scolding and Courtship Volume 9, No. 2

Specimens of English Dialects; I. Devonshire. an Exmoor Scolding and Courtship Volume 9, No. 2

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...or terrier is said to yap'Se when Y Dr. Caius gives 1 wappe' in the same sense. To wappee is just as common as to yappee in the dialect. Both words imply the shrill bark of a small dog. A hound is never now said to yappee or wappee, but to speak or give tongue. Yeaveling, 166, 200, 223, 314, the Evening. yarvleen (obsolescent). For change of n into I, compare chimley for chimney. Yeavy, 43, Wet and Moist.--a Sax. Ea, aqua (!). yai'vee (very common). This word describes the condition of condensed damp on walls or stone floors just after a thaw. At such times the walls are said to ai'vie. The y in yavvee is obsolescent. Yemors, 224 yaenrurz, embers. When a wood fire has burnt down there are always plenty of hot embers underneath, even though to all appearance the fire is quite out. By stirring these a considerable heat is readily obtained--hence the allusion in the text, 'spudlee out the yemors.' Nothing was known of coal fires in Thomasin's days around Exmoor. Yeoanna Lock, 152, 211. See note 2, p. 42. To Yeppy, 261, to make a chirping Noise like Chicken or Birds;--also used negatively to denote the Voice of a Person that can't be distinctly heard: As in P. 52, 'thou art so hoarse that thou canst scarce yeppy.' yep-Se. This word is precisely the same as yappee (q. v.), but in N. Dev. it is often pronounced closer, yep-ie. Yerring, 41, 310, 501, Yelling, Noisy. yuureen (very common). Yess, 44, 89, 102, 295, Podex, in plain English mine A--' yes (the y is obsolescent). See note, 1. 44. Prompt. Parv. gives 'Ars, or arce, aars. Anus, cuius, podex.' 'If sheepe or thy lambe fall a wrigling with taile, Go by and by search it, whiles helpe may preuaile: That barberlie handled I dare thee assure, Cast dust in his arse, thou hast finisht thy cure?...show more

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