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John Germon leads us though the A-Z of Devon Dialect
Teach yourself Devon Dialect

Ow be knackin' vore?

John Germon was born and raised in the Devon stannary town of Ashburton. He attended both the Primary and "The Big School" and has a keen interest in local dialect. John's been the Chairman of Ashburton Devon Dialect Club for more years than he cares to remember.

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Looking for Granfer Griggs
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As Town Clerk of the south Devon stannary town of Ashburton, you will often see John dashing around dealing with all sorts of issues.

He also 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 quiz

How well do you know your Devon Dialect? Have a bit of fun and try John's dialect challenge.
Launch Quiz

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.


* Please note - to be able to listen to John reading the words, you will need to have Real Player installed on your computer.

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