The History of The English Language – an amazing site dedicated to English through the ages, including Ye Olde English!
Dictionary of Slang and Colloquialliams used in the UK
A Short Lexicon of UK Teen Speak
Teen Talk – The Lowdown – includes some useful text/instant msg speak
Common Errors in English – really useful if one of your characters is supposed to be a non-native English Speaker
An Elizabethan English Dictionary
Differences in Language In The UK, US and Australia
Dictionary of Cockney Rhyming Slang
Machine Translation – warning! Don’t rely totally on this, really only useful for small amounts of text or individual words
Another great resource Lucy, this is going to prove invaluable in the next few weeks – I’ll have another draft winging its way to you before the week is out…I’m back on the horse (Jeez I sound like Amy Winehouse)!
that bbc teen talk article is bait, blood. innit.
[umm also, i got really excited that the last link was going to translate regular english to, like, binary code machine talk. then realised what you actually meant. i’m an idiot.]
Welcome peeps! And H – I hadn’t thought of that, but think that would be like, well good.