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Guernsey, its people and dialect.

by Edwin Seelye Lewis

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Published by Modern language association of America in Baltimore .
Written in English

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  • French language -- Dialects -- Guernsey.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination83 p. ;
    Number of Pages83
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14010572M

    The culture of Guernsey in the Bailiwick of Guernsey is a culture which has been shaped by its indigenous Norman language and traditions as well as French (especially Norman) and British (especially English) cultural al trends from immigrant communities such as the Portuguese have also been added. Guernésiais (Norman: Dgèrnésiais) is the traditional language of Guernsey. It is a variety of Norman, similar to the dialects of Norman spoken in mainland Normandy and also to the Anglo-Norman used, after the invasion, in England. There is some mutual intelligibility with Jèrriais, the Norman dialect spoken in Jersey. It is mainly spoken by older people living in rural parts of the island.

    Guernsey (/ ˈ ɡ ɜːr n z i / (); Guernésiais: Guernési) is an island in the English Channel off the coast of lies roughly north of Saint-Malo and to the west of Jersey and the Cotentin several smaller nearby islands, it forms a jurisdiction within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown jurisdiction is made up of ten parishes on the island of Calling code: + Books set in Guernsey: [The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Soldier's Wife, A Place of Hiding, Paper Aeroplanes, The Book of.

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3 It is not unlikely that^ when the early inhabitants of Eng- land^ driven before the victorious Saxons, fled to Wales, and thence, across the sea, to Brittany, some should have been attracted to these islands and have been among the first regu- lar colonists.

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GUERNSEY: ITS PEOPLE AND DIALECT. 37 ECCE + HOC.^ The nasalized infinitives, like vewi", and such words as ami", are never heard in Guernsey. (3) This nasalization its people and dialect. book sometimes heard in the Bessin^ and in the Hague/ but it is not at all peculiar to these Norman dialects, since it occurs, as has just been mentioned, in other parts of the Romance field.

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of existing publications which should be included in the Bibliography, please let us know. This page was last updated on 10 June 1. Articles and books about Guernesiais / Guernsey French Bougourd, J. Le M. Our insular dialect. Transactions of the Guernsey Society of Natural Science and Local Research 3.

Bougourd, J. Le M. no date. Guernsey, its people and dialect The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California), Vol. 1 of 2: Its Rivers and Its Mountains, Its Canyons and Its Springs, Its Life and Its Journey Made Down the Overflow of the Colo Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy: The Most Advanced Revolutionary Technique to Learn Lebanese Arabic Dialect.

Until the late 19th Century Guernesiais had never been written down and was only a spoken dialect used by the country people, many of whom could of course not read or write.

In this article we look at some useful Guernesiais words and phrases, the phonetic pronunciations given here are only approximate. Guernsey Patois – A Language Apart. Published on in Channel Islands, It is the old native speech of the Guernsey people and gives a sense of tradition and belonging to those who speak it.

If it is allowed to become extinct an irreplaceable part of our rich Guernsey heritage will have been lost for ever and we would be failing. A considerable amount of published material exists in the Guernsey dialect, consisting of poems, tales, folk-songs, proverbs, folk-lore, and so on, all of which are extremely interesting compositions, as illustrating the habits, customs, pastimes, beliefs, and modes of thought of the people, besides affording examples of the curious grammatical construction and idioms of the language.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX - A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. "I wonder how the book got to Guernsey. Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers."/5.

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Guernsey on this page is re-published from the World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guernsey People information contained here. Guernésiais, also known as Dgèrnésiais, Guernsey French, and Guernsey Norman French, is the variety of the Norman language spoken in is sometimes known on the island simply as "patois".As one of the langues d'oïl, it has its roots in Latin, but has had strong influence from both Old Norse and English at different points in its ge family: Indo-European.

Guernsey People Have Your Say. members. Do you have an issue or topic you'd like to communicate to others about. Post it on here. Feel free to. Praise for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society “A jewel Poignant and keenly observed, Guernsey is a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.”—People “A book-lover’s delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary.”/5(K).

This major linguistic study of Guernsey Norman French offers an extensive presentation and analysis of one of the most important sources of data available in the dialect, namely Thomas Martin's translations of the Bible and of plays from the work of Shakespeare, Longfellow, Pierre and Thomas Corneille, Moliere and by: 4.

J.D.A. (John) Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of English Language in the University of Sheffield, where he was until recently Director of the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition. He has been associated with SED for some forty years, and was co-editor of the Survey’s Linguistic Atlas of England and co-author of its Dictionary and Grammar (both Routledge publication).Missing: Guernsey.Buy Guernsey: Its People and Dialect () from Walmart Canada.

Shop for more available online at Many people in Guernsey are of the opinion that it is not a written language, but there is in fact a fairly large body of literature. Until the late 19th century the local vernacular (Guernesiais) was the majority language in Guernsey, with French as the High diglossic partner.

The spread of English, with its economic power and monopoly of the.