I've been finding a lot fantastic websites recently and I thought it wouldn't be cool to keep them for myself, so here they are:
The meanings and origins of sayings and phrases | Phrasefinder
Online Etymology Dictionary
Dictionary of English slang and colloquialisms of the UK
Welcome to the digital edition of the Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary | Bosworth
Dictionary of the Scots Language
Scots-Online - Pittin the Mither Tongue on the Wab!
Shetland ForWirds - Promoting and Celebrating the Shetland Dialect
Historical Thesaurus of the OED - Online Products & Publishing - Oxford University Press (this is actually not a fantastic site a an ad of something fantastic)
Home :: Institute for Name Studies
Origins of Canada's Geographical Names
home+search (Scottish toponyms)
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswe...elsh_guide.pdf (Welsh toponyms)
Gullah New Testament
Please, add anything about the history of words, place names, idioms or dialects.
I was looking for online corpora and found these. They don't seem particularly helpful for me, but maybe someone will find any of them useful.
VOICE - Project
SCOTS Project - Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech
You can always add links to our database here: ESL Web Directory: Add a Link
ESL Web Directory
There are sections like The British Isles - ESL Web Directory - UsingEnglish.com
and Dialects of English - ESL Web Directory - UsingEnglish.com
I didn't know it existed, thanks!
But it says "add your site". They are not my sites, so is it OK if I add them? And it says I have to describe the site and the sites' owners don't necessarily have to like the idea of me describing their sites as if I were them...
Anyone can add a site; if you think it's useful add it.. Take a description of the site from the site- that's what I do.
I'm grateful to you for providing links!