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1868 Excerpt: ... to be Northern, Cumberland, Westmoreland,
Yorkshire, and partly Lancashire. All over the Northern Counties wh
or w is a common substitute for initial qu. Anderson's Cumberland
Ballads give whaker, a quaker whiat, quiet whart, quart whietly,
quietly wharter, quarter whye, a quey wheyte, quite Which or wick,
for quick, alive, I know well--" as wick as twenty fooak," Lancash.
If you wish, I will find instances from Anderson for such of these
as the Lansdowne shows: at present I give wheyte--" a pictur beuk
or gud stuff for t' barnes or m' appen sum'at whyte as needless for
the'r sels."--Cumberland: Bobby Banks' Bodderment. " An oald
gentleman mak' of a fellow com in tul oor foald an' said whyte
nateral, at he wantit somebody to ga wid him on't
fells."--Cumberland: Joe and the Geologist. Whyat. " A wes
maandredan aboot, gaan varra whyatly on thor street geeats amang
fooak."--Jonny Shippard in London, Westmoreland. ( Whiver, to
hover, not to quiver (I believe), is Dorset and other Western
Counties. In that dialect o becomes changed 1 Shynand brighter fan
ever son shane.--Hampole's Prielte of Conscience, p. 169, 1. 6243.
' Occasionally we have the Norse war for was, e. g. he war = he
was.--Pre/ace to Hampole, p. xxiv. into wo, stone, stwone; morn,
rawom; hover, hwover, hwuwer, or hwiver. This therefore does not
belong to the class of qu words. Compare hwull or whull for hole,
i. e. hoole, whurn or hwurn, for horn, i. e. hoorn, &c., a
change quite different from that of qu and wh.) My own opinion of
the Lansdowne MS, formed from a hasty collation of two sheets with
Tyrwhitt, the only Chaucer I have at hand, is that it is very
decidedly Northern in its variations. I shall mention one or two
points that specially strike m...
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