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More handwriting

Another day, another handwriting query. This one has been written by G. M. Story, a note to Dr. Kirwin on the entry for jackatar. The indecipherable bit is in the third full line of text. If you think you can … Continue reading

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Handwriting Query

Here’s another handwriting query from the DNE files. The word we cannot decipher is right after the =. It may be an Inuit word meaning ‘ice hole’ but we can’t quite figure it out. We have figured out that it … Continue reading

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First phase of digitization is complete!

Today marks the end of the first phase of the Dictionary of Newfoundland English Word-file Digitization Project. David Browne, one of this semester’s MUCEP students, digitized the very last card this morning. The last card digitized was for Tyfoy (Typhoid) … Continue reading

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Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. William J. Kirwin!

Today is the 90th birthday of DNE editor, Regional Language Studies…Newfoundland creator and long-time editor, brilliant scholar, colleague and gentleman Dr. William J. Kirwin. There are few researchers who have shown the dedication and drive that Dr. Kirwin has shown … Continue reading

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Handwriting queries in the DNE collection

Here it is folks! The first in our series of posts to help decipher handwriting in the word-file collection for the DNE. We came across this file just this morning in the S withdrawn files. What we have been able … Continue reading

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More Labrador in the Dictionary of Newfoundland English!

It has been quite a year here at the English Language Research Centre. Work has been progressing steadily on the Dictionary of Newfoundland English (DNE) Word-file Digitization Project; of the 72 drawers of word-files, we have 4 drawers in progress … Continue reading

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New issue of Regional Language Studies (No. 25)

Regional Language Studies…Newfoundland was established by William J. Kirwin in 1968. This issue marks the 25th number of RLS and the English Language Research Centre wanted to do something special to celebrate. Though over the years RLS has featured a … Continue reading

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