School: Cuan an Bhainigh (Bannow)

Carrick, Co. Wexford
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Localisms in Spoken English of District

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0876, Page 004

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"Localisms" in spoken English of district.
1. Ommision of word "to" , chiefly after going.
It's going rain. I'm going ride. I'm going dance. Is he going play? Are they going sew? What is he going say?
2. Use of word "doubt" for "certain" or "sure".
Is it going to be fine? I doubt so.
Shall we have rain? I doubt we will.
Will the corn be ripe next week? I doubt it will.
3. Use of word "bees" in present imperfect of "to be".
They bees at him going home from school.
We bees playing every evening.
It bees lovely.
He bees crying going to school.
4. use of word "our" for we/us. "our two will start now".
When "our two" were coming home last night.
Who is going to town? "our two".
5. Use of word "war" for "became aware of".
"When he was cycling down the hill he wared the brake was gone."
I wared him as I was passing the gate.
6. In cardplaying use of "hove" for "lending" a card.
Who hoved the diamond?
Here boys I'll hove a trump.
7. use of words "taped", "steven", "heech" "hedge".
The car "taped" at the cross - (went on one wheel round bend)
Is it your "steven" now? - (Is it your turn, to do something).
There is no "heech" in the pump. No water to be got by pumping.
He "hedged" it on John - passed blame or trouble to him.
8. Use of past participle after word "after".
He's after gone to town.
I'm after forgot my change.
They're after done it just now.

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