Short note on grungy

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 6 05:01:13 UTC 2011

Thanks. That certainly explains it. And it does show up in the 1900
dialect dictionary as "grungy".


On 11/6/2011 12:39 AM, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
> On 11/6/2011 12:09 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> ....
>> The Existing Phonology of English Dialects. [Date
>> not clear, but certainly 19th century UK from the font, but later than
>> 1879.] D39 = m.NL. = mid North Lowland = Dr. Murray's /Moray and
>> Aberdeen/. p. 776/2
>>> 24. /arm/, Jamieson cites "/gardy/, the arm," from Douglas,--/deep
>>> revengeful feeling/, the nearest word to /grungy/ in Jamieson is
>>> "/grunye/, promontory, mouth ludicrously, a grunt."
>> The number corresponds to the passage in "Cromár Examples" (Scotland) on
>> p. 775, phonetically transcribed. I am not sure why "grungy" is
>> mentioned when the word in the text appears to be closer to "grudge".
>> But that's just what is meant here.
> --
> This book uses (see p. 84* in the front) "q" for /N/ ("ng" nasal), so I
> think the word is given as /gru:Nji/ or so, like "groong-y".
> -- Doug Wilson

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