MAR­ITIME MURMURS

Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Letters -

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

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