By Peter Trudgill
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That’s raining. * It’s no good, is it? That’s very good. That’s a bit windy. I can’t get on with it. 5 The verb must is used in two different ways in English, as in: You must take these pills twice a day. and You must be feeling very cold. First, work out what the difference in meaning is between these two different usages. Second, work out what the negative forms of these sentences would be in your own dialect, introducing not or n’t into the sentences. Broadly speaking, in the south of England, the two different meanings take two different negative forms, while in the north of England, and Scotland, only one negative form is found.
Second, work out what the negative forms of these sentences would be in your own dialect, introducing not or n’t into the sentences. Broadly speaking, in the south of England, the two different meanings take two different negative forms, while in the north of England, and Scotland, only one negative form is found. 6 Discuss what You haven’t got to do that means in your dialect. In some parts of Britain it can only mean ‘It is not compulsory or necessary for you to do that’, whereas in other parts of the country, particuiariy in the north of England, it can mean, as wcli or instcad, ‘You must not do that—it is compulsory for you not to do that’.
It includes Shrewsbury, Hereford, Cheltenham, Oxford, Huntingdon, Bedford, Northampton, Cambridge and Norwich. Scotland, together with the town of Berwick in northern Northumberland, also has the newer pronunciation. ) 4 LONG AS LONG OR LONGG In most dialects of English, in the British Isles and overseas, the g in words such as long is not pronounced anymore, and winger and finger do not rhyme. In one area of England, however, the original pronunciation is still used—the g is pronounced so that the hard g of give can be heard at the end of words like long and thing .
Dialects (Language Workbooks) by Peter Trudgill