Tag Archives: English

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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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 We came across this file just this morning in the S withdrawn files.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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Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador Launch!

Please join us on Wednesday October 23rd for the launch of the Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador. Reception to follow.  

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All aboard!: Boats in the DNE

Now that summer truly seems to be just around the corner, you might be thinking of taking to the water in the near future. Many boats are already in the water and have made their first trips to sea, to … Continue reading

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Tea time!: Words related to ‘tea’ in the DNE

Now that Halloween is over and Christmas is quickly coming, every night we go to bed wondering if we’ll wake up to a blanket of white stuff on the ground or glitter all over the trees. The weather is getting … Continue reading

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