Thursday, 14 August 2008

Dialect words

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the dialect words for paths and streams. I have put them all onto a wordle here. I am sure there are at least as many again. Because both paths and streams were thoroughfares in days gone by (streams taking the lowest point in their course were sure ways of having an easy walk if there was no footpath) they would be important talking points.
Just as we tend to talk about our motorway journeys travellers would talk about their walking journeys too. What a pity it would be if these dialect words died out; they are so colourful.

2 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love dialect words! Your wordle is interesting, good to see the word 'ginnel' in there!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Do you know the books of Ronald Blythe? In one of them he talks of the many different words for hares - I am just beginning to compile a list - they are such poetic descriptions as the hare is steeped in folklore. Love your blog and enjoy reading it by the way.