Flippin’ ‘eck

Just experimenting with how to write with a Yorkshire accent….Its quite difficult to get it to sound authentic. I’ve found a Yorksher t’ English dictionary on line…no really I have!

Here are a few I might work in…don’t think my spellcheck is going to like it very much.

aboon – above
afower – before
agin – again
ah – I
apiece – each
‘appen – perhaps, maybe
‘ard on – fast asleep
‘as-ta – have you
‘at – that
aye – yes
backend – autumn
bahn – going/been
baht – without
bairn – child
biddy – louse
champion – excellent
chimbly/chimly – chimney
chunter – grumble
coil – coal
dahn – down
dee – die
delf – quarry
din – noise
‘eck – Hell
een – eyes
et/etten – ate/eaten
flibberty gibbet – chatterbox
flippin’ – a mild expletive eg. flippin’ ‘eck
fower – four
ganzy – pullover
gerr away – You don’t say
gip – to nearly vomit
gob – mouth
goose gogs – gooseberries
gurt – big
kist – chest
lahl – little
leet – light
lowsin’ time – home time
mad allik – reckless
mardy – bad mood
mashin’ – brewing a pot of tea
mi – me
nay – no
nivver – never
nowt – nothing
‘od on – wait
‘oss – horse
owt – anything
sitha – see thee here
skeg – glance, look
snap – packed lunch
t’ – to
tarra – goodbye
tha’/thou – you
thy – your
think on – remember
thissen – yourself, you
wahr – worse
watter – water
y’ – you
yon – that over there
yonder – over there
Yorksher – Yorkshire

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