Excerpt from A Grammar of the Dialect of Windhill, in the West Riding of Yorkshire The dialect belongs to the Eastern North Midland group, which embraces the whole of South Yorkshire. Dr. Ellis (eepr. V. P. 364) distinguishes nine varieties: The Western group containing var. I. Huddersfield and var. 2. Halifax. The North Central group containing var. 3. Keighley, var. 4. Bradford, var. 5. Leeds, var. 6. Dewsbury. The South Central group containing var. 7. Rotherham and var. 8. Sheffield. The Eastern group containing var. 9. Doncaster and the Eastern slip. Of these nine varieties the Windbill dialect is most closely related to numbers 3. 4. 5. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.