Prof Peter Trudgill, FBA, President of FOND
Honorary Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of East Anglia

Speaking the Norfolk Dialect

Follow the links below to receive lessons in ‘Broad Norfolk’. Firstly, there is the Basic Level so as not to sound as if you come from somewhere else, followed by the Introductory Level to make you sound like you do come from Norfolk! Then there’s the Intermediate Level to have you sounding even more like you come from Norfolk, and, finally, there’s the Advanced Level by which time even us locals may be fooled into believing that you could, possibly, even come from Norfolk!

Best of luck, my ol’ bewties!

FOND Archive Fearvruts

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  • Newsletter of the Friends of Norfolk Dialect (FOND), it's packed full of interesting features, pictures and letters, all about what living in Norfolk means to you.

  • A list of recommended Norfolk Dialect reading compiled by Keith Skipper, by no means comprehensive but a useful starting point for any enthusiasts.

  • A selection of Norfolk words, listed from A-Z, that have been around for a good many years, if you're a ‘local’ of course, you’ll know most of them already.