Datapoint Welsh English/Like as a focussing device

Variety: Welsh English
Feature: Like as a focussing device
Value: A - feature is pervasive or obligatory
Informants: Robert Penhallurick


Example 1141:
It's just we have so many like English influences around us.

Source: Corporation 2005: Bethesda

Example 1142:
And like Siân'll be by there by the side.

Source: Corporation 2005: Builth.Wells

Example 1143:
I went home on the next bus, like.
Example 1144:
She said, "what do you mean? you off your rocker, like?"

Source: Corporation 2005: Holyhead

Example 1145:
I've heard quite a few things, like.
Example 1146:
I've put like 'boyfriend' or 'girlfriend' or whatever.
Example 1147: Pontypool and in the uh surrounding valley, like.
Example 1148:
I went abroad one time I think it was Turkey or somewhere and it was like everyone there was Turkish.
Example 1149:
But like in conversation they just come naturally.
Example 1150:
A maid or two in the house, like, isn't it?
Example 1151:
that give us an in, like, that give me my free ticket.