I enjoyed reading “Screechers, Glitter and Fairy Squall” (July/August 2017). It brought back memories of my recent trip to Newfoundland’s Petty Harbour, a charming fishing village where, in the midst of a sudden downpour, I met a local bayman. We were standing next to one another when the rain came, and he turned to me and spoke with a wonderfully rich and warm dialect. I knew even then that I was lucky to have heard such a voice. Efforts made by Ryan Snoddon and the Dictionary of Newfoundland English to preserve these voices are to be applauded and encouraged. Our world would be a less beautiful place without them.
RACHAEL WARD, Devonshire, Bermuda