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Speak Norfolk today

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Published by Himii Pub. Co. in Norfolk Island .
Written in English



  • Norfolk Island


  • Creole dialects, English -- Norfolk Island -- Grammar.

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Edition Notes

Available from The Manager, Alice Buffett Studios, P.O. Box 338, Norfolk Island, N.S.W. 2899.

Statementby Alice Buffett and Donald C. Laycock.
SeriesLanguages for intercultural communication in the Pacific area project of the Australian Academy of Humanities ;, publication no. 5
ContributionsLaycock, Donald C.
LC ClassificationsPM7874.N67 B84 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 78 p. :
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL905174M
ISBN 100731631080
LC Control Number95198736

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Get this from a library! Speak Norfolk today. [Alice Buffett; Donald C Laycock] -- "This book provides the general reader, for the first time, with an accurate way of writing the language, and a description of the basic grammatical structures and common phrases"--Back cover. This is just like any other how-to-learn-a-language book, except that the language is spoken by a whopping odd people and has exactly zero currency outside of Norfolk Island. Norfolk is now considered an endangered language, falling into disuse even on the island itself, and this book is part of an attempt to revive it.4/5(1). The lovely Natalie Grube started compiling audio Norf’k Language lessons for the Norfolk Online website, featuring 7th generation Pitcairn descendant Marie Beadman. Start with Lesson one and work your way up to les and then sit down and take the test in lesson Genre/Form: Dictionaries Grammar: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Buffett, Alice. Speak Norfolk today. Norfolk Island: Himii Pub. Co.,

We Norfolk people get a little grumpy when people try to imitate our accent and end up talking like somebody from the South-West. So if you’re coming here we’d advise you not to sound like a ‘furinner’ but instead to ‘learn yew Norfolk’. The first Norfolk dictionary was compiled in by Beryl Nobbs-Palmer. It was titled A Dictionary of Norfolk words and usages and contained examples of words in the Norfuk language and how to use them. The book Speak Norfuk Today was written by Alice Buffett and Dr Donald Laycock. It is an encyclopedia incorporating a large majority of the Language family: English Creole, PacificPitkernNorfolk. norfolk dialect words and their meanings Don’t you know the difference between quackle and twizzle? – well you will by the end of this page! As well as those, there are plenty more for you to gets to grips with – but before you get yourself all in a slarver I’d take something for that tizzick if I wuz you! Speak Norfolk Today: An Encyclopaedia of the Norfolk Island Language. Alice Buffett. Himii Publishing Company, - Creole dialects, English - pages. 1 Review. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. User Review - Flag as s: 1.

Speak Norfolk Today - an Encyclopaedia of the Norfolk Island Language. $; Norfolk, the language described in this encyclopaedia, has a unique history. Deriving from the speech of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives and companions, who settled Pitcairn Island in , it was brought to Norfolk Island by the Pitcairn Islanders when. In Miss Alice Buffett OBE launched her book Speak Norfolk Today. It was a priceless gift. A gift that continues to give to the people of Norfolk Island and will keep on doing so. The next time I heard the Buffett system following the launch was at All Saints Church, Kingston when Miss Buffett read the lesson. In my language. Reading my Author: Gaye Evans. Alice Buffett is the author of Speak Norfolk Today ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 1 review, published ) and Wildlife Fire Future Climate ( avg ratin 4/5. Speak Norfolk today. Norfolk Island: Himii Publishing Company. MLA Citation. Buffett, Alice. and Laycock, Donald C. Speak Norfolk today / by Alice Buffett and Donald C. Laycock Himii Publishing Company Norfolk Island Australian/Harvard Citation. Buffett, Alice.