Ida Fenn; Tales of a Countryman – stories of the Boy Jimma in Norfolk dialect. Colin Riches; Bible stories in the Norfolk dialect, Dew Yew Lissen Hare, published 1975 by George Nobbs Publishing, and Orl Bewtiful an’ New, published 1978 by F Crowe & Sons, Lt. Norwich.
Ida Fenn; Tales of a Countryman – stories of the Boy Jimma in Norfolk dialect. Published 1973 by Geo R Reeve Ltd, Wymondham. Robert Forby; The Vocabulary of East Anglia. Two volumes originally published in 1830. Walter Rye; Glossary of Words Used in East Anglia, published 1895 for the English Dialect Society by Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press.
The Norfolk dialect, also known as Broad Norfolk, is a dialect spoken by those living in the county of Norfolk in England. While less widely and purely spoken than in its heyday, the dialect and vocabulary can still be heard across the county, with some variations. It employs distinctively unique pronunciations, especially of vowels; and consistent grammatical forms that differ markedly from standard English.
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Tick fass in big hole bigtree. They fidgeted her, forthey were never still. Just then my first-lieutenant and Nurse Brown's great object of dislike,Jimmy, thrust his shiny black face and curly head in at the door. Go away, sir," cried nurse. In fact Jimmy's toes, which had never probed therecesses of a pair of boots, were more like fingers and thumbs, and hada way of twiddling about when he was supposed to be standing still-stand perfectly still he never did-and these toes belonged to feet thatin climbing he could use like hands. More than once I've seen him pickstones off the ground-just like a monkey, nurse said-or stand talkingto any one and keep his atten.
But I had little time for thought, being hurried along and placed in themiddle of a crowd of the savages, all of whom .
But I had little time for thought, being hurried along and placed in themiddle of a crowd of the savages, all of whom seemed to be rolling theireyes and looking at me as if enjoying my position. Well," I thought to myself, "it is enough to scare anybody; but I'lltry and let them see that I belong to a superior race, and will not showwhat I feel. We had often played together-he like a big boy-in mimicfight, when he had pretended to spear me, and taught me how to catch thespear on a shield, and to avoid blows made with waddies. Jimmy'slessons were not thrown away. I could avoid a thrown spear, thoughhelpless, like the black, against bullets, which he said came "too muchfaster faster to to.
The Norfolk dialect, also known as Broad Norfolk, is a dialect that was once, and to a great extent still is, spoken by those living in the county of Norfolk in England.
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Extract from a dramatisation of Roald Dahl's book 'Boy: Tales from Childhood'. The young Roald Dahl is seen watching an older boy on a cycle, freewheeling down a hill. A voiceover in the role of Dahl articulates the fact that at that moment his only ambition was to be like the older boy on his bike: in long trousers, bravely and gracefully - and with arms folded - freewheeling down the hill.