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Swaledale with Arkengarthdale
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The Yorkshire dialect can be traced back to invaders who crossed the North Sea in the Fifth Century and who left behind a rich language full of words that had Norse and Danish origins. Dales people had a particularly dialect-filled speech that included both verbs and nouns peculiar to the district in which they lived. Here are just a few examples: Skepbasket Tupmale sheep LaithebarnGripemuck-fork DowlysadNitheredcold, shiveryTwinedto be upset Thoilto begrudge Wicklively SneckDoor-catch;Slape slipperyand.......T’ardest wark is doin’ nowt.
Tha’s nithered and twined...