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!
you would like to see some photos of our most recent Dews,
please visit norfolkdialect.weebly.com
also publish a quarterly newsletter called The Merry Mawkin,
which is free to members, although available by post for non-members
(please email email@example.com
for cost etc).
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.
any of the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
in the first instance.
TROSHER TIME AGAIN!
Trosher Short Story time has arrived again so
get out your pen and paper or dust down your
keyboard and start writing. And, don't forget
it's FREE to enter!
year we had some very good entries and the judges had
quite a difficult time choosing the winners.
the closing date later in the year 18 OCTOBER
2014 to be precise youve got plenty of
time to cogitate and get your thinking caps on
so cum yew on tergether an git yew writin!
dont expect the whole story to be in Norfolk
dialect, but a good tale with a smattering of the vernacular
to download the entry form and rules of entry
but, please, do remember to sign the entry form.
OFFICERS & COMMITTEE 2014
Professor Peter Trudgill
Ashley Gray (also Merry Mawkin editor)
Cooper (Technical adviser)
Hart (Education officer)
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.