for Granfer Griggs
As Town Clerk
of the south Devon stannary town of Ashburton, you will often see John
dashing around dealing with all sorts of issues.
plays a very active part in the community - and at carnival time you will
see him in a totally different light.
John is chairman
of the Ashburton Devon Dialect Club and has compiled this A-Z. If you
want to know how to pronounce the words in a true Devon accent, just click
on the link and John will read them out to you.
The Dialect Challenge
Play John's Devon dialect
well do you know your Devon Dialect? Have a bit of fun and try John's
Once you think you've mastered the art of 'speakin' like
wot we duz' you can put your new found skills to the test by taking John's
Devon Dialect challenge.
This multiple choice quiz will help you find out just
how much you know about the words John's been teaching you.
Just click on the link to launch the quiz - there are no prizes, it's
just for fun.
note - to be able to listen to John reading the words, you will need to
Real Player installed on your computer.