Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 08:49:15 -0400

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Bargee

At 02:52 PM 10/16/97 +0900, you wrote:

I am a new subscriber to your system. I am Japanese translator.

I want to know the meaning of a word. I will write down the

context of the book (The Railway

Children:by the British author E.Nesbit: 1906)

"You mustn't take no notice of my Bill (a bargee)"

Bargee = bargeman, person who pilots or works on a river- or canal-barge (OED).

If you do a good deal of translating from early 20th cent. UK English, you

may want to keep in mind, for occasional use, Wright's multi-vol. _English

Dialect Dictionary_, published in the 1890s and the first years of the

then-new century.

This listserv is for US English, though. Does anyone know of a listserv for

UK English and dialect?

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]