Grammatical Features of Modern and Traditional Dialects

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MD: Double modals
Scotland, Northumberland, Appalachians
1 of 18
MD: Definite articles for seasons, illnesses and institutions
Scotland, Ireland, Northumberland, Tyneside
2 of 18
MD: While=until
Yorkshire
3 of 18
MD: That instead of it, 'that's raining'
East Anglia and South Midlands
4 of 18
MD: Double negation
Widespread
5 of 18
MD: 'Where's me bike?', 'That's us bus', 'He tapped us on the shoulder'
North
6 of 18
TD: this/thir/that/tho/yon/thon demonstratives
North
7 of 18
TD: thease/theys/that/they/thik demonstratives
Southwestern
8 of 18
TD: you (sg) you together (pl)
Eastern counties
9 of 18
TD: you (sg) youse (pl)
Ireland, Scotland, Merseyside
10 of 18
TD: thou (sg) you (pl)
North
11 of 18
TD: thee (sg) you (pl)
West
12 of 18
TD: ye (sg and pl)
Northumberland
13 of 18
TD: 'He' gender for count nouns
Southwestern
14 of 18
TD: 'The dogs eats food'
North
15 of 18
TD: (syntactic linkage) were always
Yorkshire and Lancashire
16 of 18
TD: (syntactic linkage) was in positive, were in negative clauses
York
17 of 18
TD: (syntactic linkage) was always
Northeast
18 of 18

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Scotland, Ireland, Northumberland, Tyneside

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MD: Definite articles for seasons, illnesses and institutions

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Yorkshire

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East Anglia and South Midlands

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Widespread

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