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Thread #51834 Message #3064148
Posted By: GUEST,SteveG
30-Dec-10 - 07:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany? (Moorman)
Subject: RE: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany?
Moorman was from East Riding farming stock and by the time he wrote his dialect stuff was president of the YDS and a prof at Leeds Uni.
He wasn't using his native dialect if he had one. The first line does reflect to some degree his moving from East Riding rural to W Riding industrial urban.