Linguistic Blocs

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Luther
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Having recently come across a publication of Clun dialect words, it poses the question, Just how many other Linguistic Blocs within the county did we have, and if so where and how many.

Luther.

 

  

    

GrahamOfSalop
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Interesting question Luther, to which I have no definite answer but doing a quick "Google" found on Wikipedia that a survey of English Dialects was taken between 1950 and 1961 by Professor Harold Orton, but it only lists the following for Shropshire:-

It'll be interesting to see what areas others come up with.

PS The BBC have a site "How to Spake Shropshire" which has recordings (but I havent listened because my PC Speakers have stopped working frown)

Graham