Newcastle upon Tyne

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The kenspeckle Tyne Brig in Newcastle.

Newcastle upon Tyne (for ordinar cried juist Newcastle) is a ceety in the north-east o Ingland. It is locatit alang the north baunk o the River Tyne an the umwhile coonty toun o Northumberland. Mair nor 190,000 fowk bide in the ceety, but e'en mair bides in the surroondin area.

Byleid[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main article: Geordie

The byleid o Newcastle is kent as Geordie, an haes a lairge amoont o vocabulary an distinctive wird pronunciations no uised in ither pairts o Ingland, bit that are sib tae Scots. The Geordie byleid, like Scots an Staundart Inglis, haes its oreegins in the leid spoken by the Anglo-Saxon that settlet in Breetian efter the Romans left in the 4t century. But whiles the byleids o ither Inglis regions hae been muckle chyngit by the influences o ither furrin leids — Norman an Norman–French in parteecular — the Geordie byleid, like Scots, hauds ontae mony chairicteristics o the auld leid. Some wirds used in the Geordie byleid is uised in Scots an aw, sic like bonny, stot, canny, strang an coo. Mony wirds, houaniver, appear tae be uised alanery in Newcastle an the surroondin area, sic like bait ("fuid") an hacky ("clarty").[1]

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  1. "Newcastle English ("Geordie") – Vocabulary". Retrieved 2008-02-05.