D.H. Lawrence’s Dialect Alphabet
Artefact 2: Introduction to the Dialect Alphabet
Learn Lawrence’s lingo
Our second artefact is dialect, specifically words used by Lawrence in his novels, poems and plays. Now you can learn why people might have a mardy if you start clat-farting about them. Select a letter from the alphabet and compare Lawrencian dialect with your own.
D.H. Lawrence and Dialect: A Raight Racket. YouTube video by James Walker, edited by Izaak Bosman
Create a short story, as we’ve done in the Raight Racket video and share on Twitter using the hashtag #DHLdialect
Z is for Guzunder
Chamber pot at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, Eastwood. Source: Paul Fillingham.
It goes under, as in a chamber pot*
*Yes, it begins with ‘G’ but we couldn’t find any dialect beginning with ‘Z’.
Although Lawrence does not refer to a guzunder in his work, you can find one at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum.