Survey of English Dialects

Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland

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Jonnie Robinson"Oh you turned the nave the nave you know that's the centre you turned that first". [nave = wooden centre of cartwheel to which spokes are fixed, recorded in this survey (often pronounced 'naff' as here) in several sites in the north of England]
Posted by Jonnie Robinson on 22/11/2012

Steve HansenCan someone explain what the speaker answers to the question at the beginning of the interview, "You'd have to do it by hand, wouldn't you?"
Posted by Steve Hansen on 02/11/2012

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:04:23

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/41

  • Recording date

    1953/03/21

  • Recording locations

    Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland: OS Grid Reference(413500,566500)

  • Producers

    University fo Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (male, SED fieldworker)

  • Speakers

    Mosscrop, Thomas (b.1879, male, retired joiner)

  • Description

    The Thomas describes in intricate detail the making of a cartwheel. The speaker’s grandchild enters and is addressed briefly during the course of the recording.

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"Oh you turned the nave the nave you know that's the centre you turned that first". [nave = wooden centre of cartwheel to which spokes are fixed, recorded in this survey (often pronounced 'naff' as here) in several sites in the north of England]

Posted by Jonnie Robinson, Curator, Sociolinguistics, British Library on 22/11/2012 17:43:00

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Can someone explain what the speaker answers to the question at the beginning of the interview, "You'd have to do it by hand, wouldn't you?"

Posted by Steve Hansen on 02/11/2012 04:56:00

Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland

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