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The Voices Recordings

About this interview
Dialect society Durham and Tyneside Dialect Group, Seaham, talk about accents and dialects in the North East.

Bill Griffiths, Tom Richardson, Nichol Hopper,

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Relationship of interviewees: Members of Durham and Tyneside Dialect Group

Where: Seaham, County Durham

Language of interview: English
About this interview
Voice clip 1
Tom describes a word he used to use to describe playing truant - but no one else has come across it. Perhaps he invented it?

Voice clip 2
The group discuss names for grandparents.

Voice clip 3
The group talk about whether calling someone "oor lass" is endearing or offensive.

More clips from this interview

Tom Richardson
Tom describes a word he used to use to describe playing truant - but no one else has come across it.

Nichol Hopper
Nichol talks about terms for someone unattractive - and gives some examples of celebrities she thinks are ugly.
Interview's notes

Long description of interview: Durham Dialect Group consists of individuals of various ages and social backgrounds with an interest in North Eastern accent and dialect. Tom is the most vocal of the group and keen on talking about words used by himself and his friends. The group are also very interested in dialect that is 'dying out' such as pitmatic (a language particular to miners and the mining area).

Recorded by: Jennifer Bartram, Radio Newcastle



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