Sons and Lovers


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Sons and Lovers contains a frequently quoted use of the English dialect word "nesh". The speech of several protagonists is represented in Lawrence's written interpretation of the Nottinghamshire dialect, which also features in several of his poems. (1)

The Nottinghamshire dialect, aka Midlands English is a dialect traditionally spoken in the English Midlands (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland and Northamptonshire).