"Goa rahnd by th' end ut' laith, if yah went tuh spake tull him "


West Yorkshire Map
Public DomainWest Yorkshire Map - Credit: Wereon

Although the book is set in Yorkshire, Joseph is the only character whose lines are written in the Yorkshire dialect. This may have been a pragmatic move by Brontë to make the dialogue easier to follow, but it also adds to the sour, pious character of Joseph. The Yorkshire dialect can be quite hard to understand if you are not familiar with it.  An example can be heard here.

A translation of Joseph's words can be found here.