Friends of Norfolk Dialect (FOND) was founded in 1999 dedicated
to conserving and recording Norfolks priceless linguistic
and cultural heritage, thus keeping Broad Norfolk
WHAT DO WE WANT?
aims are to record as many of our countys traditional
words as possible, together with sayings, stories and songs.
also continue to campaign for the recognition and teaching
of Norfolk as an authentic English regional dialect.
We assist film and TV Producers to achieve the correct accent
in drama productions set in Norfolk.
exchange ideas and information by any means we can employ,
including the Internet and information packs for schools.
Friends of Norfolk Dialect seeks the help of other organisations
and experts in building up an archive of literature and sound
times a year we organise social and fundraising Dews
in all parts of the county, culminating in an ever-popular
seasonal Panto in dialect, naturally!
also publish a quarterly newsletter called The Merry Mawkin,
which is free to members, although available by post for non-members.
YEW WANT ANY HELP?
are several ways FOND may be able to help you:
We are very lucky to have Professor Peter Trudgill
as our President and, as an expert in languages, he can advise
on derivation of words and pronunciation. Committee members
are also happy to advise and help. Please remember
the Norfolk dialect is nothing like Mummerset!
We want to encourage youngsters to keep the dialect
alive. We have launched a Junior
for all school ages. We are happy to help teachers and well
come into school if required.
If you have a group that would like to hear about the
dialect, we have members who will give light-hearted talks.
We have displays and sales stock. If you are organising
an event, preferably indoors, we are willing to attend events
around the county.
OFFICERS & COMMITTEE 2016/17
& SOCIAL MEDIA
(Please contact the treasurer)
Norman Hart (Education officer)
you would like to contact us, please email: Enquiries
is an addition to our site highlighting the exciting Norfolk
Schools Dialect Project.
resulting pages are a culmination of the efforts of the members
of FOND (Friends of Norfolk Dialect), The Professional Development
Centre and the participation and enthusiasm of nine local
Norfolk Schools and their pupils.
aim is to continue this cultural development with more schools
and organisations, by supporting them and our existing
participants in the continuation of the preservation
of Norfolks rich dialect and cultural heritage.
leave your comments or any questions in the FOND
as wed like to hear from yew, tergether!