Friends of Norfolk Dialect chairman Keith Skipper talking about
why they want to save Norfolk Dialect (Real
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Hear people talking in Norfolk dialect
Cash from the National Lottery will help to preserve a precious
part of Norfolk's heritage.
of Norfolk Dialect - FOND - has been awarded almost £4000 to
buy recording equipment to further its aim of saving the county's
dialect for posterity.
a living organism and we are going to keep it alive," said
FOND chairman Keith Skipper, who submitted the application for
going to be great fun and also something very worthwhile,"
recorded by the group will he handed to the Norfolk Record Office
where the public will have access to the material.
FOND was formed a couple of years ago, one of our principal
objectives was to preserve and promote the Norfolk dialect and
we saw as an integral part of that an archive system,"
thought it would be nice to do something that isn't just a social
bit of fun for those people who joined FOND - we want to make
a real contribition to future generations.
tells us so much of the Norfolk dialect is disappearing and
we wanted to do something practical as well as sociable and
amusing. It is so often used quite rightly as a vehicle for
humour but there is a serious side to this."
of the serious side, the group has made inroads into combatting
the Mummzet school of drama in its efforts to get the Norfolk
accent right on radio and television.
have prompted and prodded - in fact we've made a bit of a nuisance
of ourselves - there is a growing need to get this accuracte.
more than just an annoyance - it's an insult," said Mr
more about the Fond campaign
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