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All words occurring both in the literary language and in the dialects, but with some local peculiarity of meaning in the latter, are also included.
founder and President of The English 'Dialect Society Editor of ' Chaucer J ' Piers Plowman J and ' The Bruce ' The unwearied Worker in the varied Field of English Scholarship To whose patient industry and contagious enthusiasm in connexion tvith the laborious task of accumulating dialect material, the possibility of compiling an adequate Dictionary of English Dialects is mainly due PREFACE THE Dictionary includes, so far as is possible, the complete vocabulary of all English dialect words which are still in use or are known to have been in use at any time during the last two hundred years in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
And yet, in spite of all this labour, it has been necessary to keep back quite a number of words see list on pp.
It is intended to issue a list of such words with each Part, and all the friends of this undertaking are kindly invited to send to the Editor more information about these words, so that they can eventually be included in a Supplement.
The article on the verb ' To be ' cost very considerable time and trouble.
Copies of a printed form containing 194 points were sent to 150 persons in various parts of the United Kingdom ; and 150 similar forms containing many queries were sent out about the words By, By(e.
TO ARCHIVES THE ENGLISH DIALECT DICTIONARY BEING THE COMPLETE VOCABULARY OF ALL DIALECT WORDS STILL IN USE, OR KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN IN USE DURING THE LAST TWO HUNDRED YEARS FOUNDED ON THE PUBLICATIONS OF THE ENGLISH DIALECT SOCIETY AND ON A LARGE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL NEVER BEFORE PRINTED EDITED BY JOSEPH WRIGHT, M. Some idea of the labour involved in this respect may be gathered from the fact that at least 12,000 queries have been sent out from the ' Workshop ' connected with words contained in this volume.
It is difficult enough to obtain information about the pronunciation and exact usage of many words in the United Kingdom, and it would have been still more difficult to obtain such information from abroad.
After some experience it became clear that this plan was absolutely necessary in order to avoid admitting into the Dictionary words for which I had not full and reliable evidence. * / ' DEPUTY PROFESSOR OF COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY IN THF. A C 522169 - ^ Sl LONDON: PUBLISHED BY HENRY FROWDE, AMEN CORNER, E. PUBLISHER TO THE ENGLISH DIALECT SOCIETY OXFORD: 116 HIGH STREET NEW YORK: G. PUTNAM'S SONS 1898 \A(l rights reserved} jforb PRINTED BY HORACE HART AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS NOTE THE ENGLISH DIALECT DICTIONARY is printed at the expense of JOSKPH WRIGHT, MA. It also includes American' and Colonial dialect words which are still in use in Great Britain and Ireland, or which are to be found in early-printed dialect books and glossaries. It will be a ' storehouse ' of information for the general reader, and an invaluable work to the present and all future generations of students of our mother-tongue. The work can never become antiquated, and, when completed, will be the largest and most comprehensive Dialect Dictionary ever published in any country. It also contains (i) the exact geographical area over which each dialect word extends, together with quotations and references to the sources from which the word has been obtained ; (2) the exact pro- nunciation in each case according to a simple phonetic scheme, specially formulated for the purpose ; (3) the etymology so far as it relates to the immediate source of each word. On the other hand, words which merely differ from the literary language in pronunciation, but not in meaning, are generally excluded, as belonging properly to the province of grammar and not to that of lexicography.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating