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    #1

    'Tha' canna' dress thysen?'

    What does it mean ?


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    #2

    Re: 'Tha' canna' dress thysen?'

    You cannot dress yourself (British regional dialect speech).

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    #3

    Re: 'Tha' canna' dress thysen?'

    Yorkshire dialectic ?


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    #4

    Re: 'Tha' canna' dress thysen?'

    Aye lad. Tha use a 'sen' fo 'self' shud tell thee that.

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    #5

    Re: 'Tha' canna' dress thysen?'

    And this is English???????? It seems that I have a lot to learn!

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    #6

    Re: 'Tha' canna' dress thysen?'

    Secret Garden, right?

    The Yorkshire dialect was a challenge to my English-speaking daughters as well.

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    Re: 'Tha' canna' dress thysen?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Secret Garden, right?

    The Yorkshire dialect was a challenge to my English-speaking daughters as well.
    Yes Secret Garden

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    Smile Re: 'Tha' canna' dress thysen?'

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    And this is English???????? It seems that I have a lot to learn!
    Fully agreed.

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    #9

    Re: 'Tha' canna' dress thysen?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    And this is English???????? It seems that I have a lot to learn!
    See this:


    Yorkshire lyrics Wheear 'ast ta bin sin' ah saw thee, ah saw thee? On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at Wheear 'ast ta bin sin' ah saw thee, ah saw thee? Wheear 'ast ta bin sin' ah saw thee? On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane Tha's bahn' to catch thy deeath o` cowd Then we shall ha' to bury thee Then t'worms'll come an` eyt thee up Then t'ducks'll come an` eyt up t'worms Then we shall go an` eyt up t'ducks Then we shall all ha' etten thee That's wheear we get us ooan back
    Translation
    Where have you been since I last saw you, last saw you? On Ilkley Moor without a hat Where have you been since I last saw you, last saw you? Where have you been since I last saw you? On Ilkley Moor without a hat On Ilkley Moor without a hat On Ilkley Moor without a hat You have been courting Mary Jane You are bound to catch your death of cold Then we will have to bury you Then the worms will come and eat you up Then the ducks will come and eat up the worms Then we will go and eat up the ducks Then we will have eaten you That's where we get our own back

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    #10

    Re: 'Tha' canna' dress thysen?'

    Amazing! I know that the dialects in Germany are also frustrating. When I go back to the area in which my family lived, I have to concentrate really, really hard to understand the "natives" We lived about 35 km. from Rothenburg/Tauber, one of the prettiest towns in Germany.

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