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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  • A nostalgic visit to Rookery Farm to see the wheat and barley being harvested the old-fashioned way with tractor and binder... Poetry too...

  • In 2003, FOND recorded a number of local Norfolk people, preserving their unique perspective of their lives in Norfolk, in their own words. Hev a listen!

  • Taken from an 1883 directory of placenames – gives many examples of Norfolk towns and villages that are/were pronounced very differently to their spelling.