A dictionary of the Texas language by Ken Rigsbee
aukerd- clumsy, inept, embarrassing.
"Ah shore felt aukerd when thuh outhouse wall fayul down." - (awkward)
brayke- 1. to seperate into pieces by force. 2. a device to stop
"Few don't stop that Ah mona brayke yarm!" - (1. break, 2. brake)
breck- a masonry building material
"Sum toms hay makes may so mad Ah could throw uh breck attum." - (brick)
cawdja- past tense of "cawya".
"Heard Joe cawdja last night. Whuddle say?" - (called you)
cawer- a 4-wheel vehicle normally used to transport people.
"Ah mona git may uh new diesel cawer." - (car)
chair- to yell or holler with gusto.
"Her greatest desire is tuh bay uh chairleader." (cheer).
chur- second person, possessive.
"Whuzzat chur ode dawg tahd up ovare?" - (your)
code- opposite of hot.
"Ah gotta code in mah nose." - (cold)
cuz- normally comes before the reason.
"Ah didunt go ovur tuh town cuz Ah habumt got no money." - (because)
difahkult- hard to do.
"Hit's difahkult tuh walk and chew gum." - (difficult)
dja- an affirmative inquiry.
"Dja see thet game yesterdy?" - (did you) Note: some folks use "jew" or "didja".
drank- to consume liquid.
"Ah thank Ahl go down and havuh liddel drank." - (drink)
duduhnit- a positive inquiry.
"Duduhnit feel good tuh win? - (doesn't it?)
eventchly- before long or ultimately.
"Good will win out, eventchly." - (eventully)
evurwonsinawhahl- periodically, but infrequently.
"Ah git tuh drahv mah Pappa's pickup truk evurwonsinawhahl." - (every once in a while)
far- the ignition of fuel from which to derive heat.
"Thow sum lawgs on thet far." - (fire)
figger- 1. the shape of human form. 2. to calculate.
"Thet Cindy Lou shore has got uh fahn lookin figger." - (figure)
fixin- preparing. getting ready.
"Ode Joe's fixin tuh find himself in uh heap uh trouble." - (fixing (to)
fraze- to render a material solid from temperature reduction.
"Fah don't git mah coat Ah mona fraze!" - (freeze)
frunt- opposite of back.
"Thuh cawer's out frunt." (front)
"Ahl bet way habba hunnert guesss at thuh wedden." - (guests)
guf- a large body of water for which a previously large and
independant oil company was named.
"Thuh closest thang way got tuh un oshun iz thuh Guf uh Messyco." - (gulf)
gunna or gonna- a modifier which comes between the subject
and the verb used to add emphasis, or to fill in and make the sentence
sound right; used with third person.
"Hay's gunna git wet fee don't git outta thet rain." - (going (to)
habumt- a contraction to indicate the condition of not having.
"Ah habunt got uh dime tuh mah name." - (haven't)
hidee- a unique form of getting used almost exclusively by Texas
Auggies; normally used alone, but echoed by other Aggies within earshot.
"Hidee." "Hidee." - (how do you do)
hiduhnit- a negative inquiry.
"Hiduhnit bout tom way headed home?" - (isn't it)
hyeru- a greeting, normally used alone and frequently answered,
"Fahn, hyeru?" - (how are you?)
ignernt- without knowledge.
"Ignernts of thuh law iz no excuse." - (ignorance)
jayul- a place of incarceration.
"Few keep runnin round with thet bunch yore gonna git throwed in jayul." - (jail)
joggerfee- the study of the Earth's surface.
"Ah made uh Bay-plus in Joggerfee." - (geography)
kinduh- an approximation, or nearly.
"Ah now kinduh understaynd whut chur tawkin bout." - (kind of)
kliment- meteorological environment.
"Few don't lahk Amuriller's kliment gist wait uh minent." - (climate)
lahf- 1. the name of a magazine. 2. before death.
"Ahv lived in Teksus most uv mah a-dult lahf." - (life)
liberry- where books are housed.
"Thay got lotsa books on how tuh tawk rot over at thuh liberry." - (library)
lot- an instrument or element which emits brightness.
"Ah'd lahk tuh hayuv wunna them 60-watt lot bubs, playze. - (light)
mahtearyul- what a thing is made of.
"Summtoms Jay Leno dudunt have very good mahtearyul, but hay stll tawks funny." - (material)
mawl- a center, normally covered, used for shopping.
"Keep them wimmen away from thuh mawl." - (mall)
mona- used with the first person, singular to state what one intends
"Ah mona git mahsef uh brand new fishin poe." - (going to, see "gonna" or "gunna" for second and third person)
nuthun- the opposite of something.
"Wheyun yew duhvide nuthun by sumpm yew git nuthun." - (nothing)
opsit- completely different.
"Thay say opsits attrack." - (opposite)
pears- a statement of apparent observation.
"Pears tuh may yore puttin on uh liddel weight." - (it)appears)
pillar- a soft object placed under one's head.
"Way ustuh have pillar fites when way wuz liddel kids." - (pillow)
playze- a polite request
"Brang may uh cup uh coffee, playze." - (please)
probly- a modifier of limited certainty.
"Hit's probly not gonna rain tuhday, either." - (probably)
purdy- 1. a degree of beauty. 2. a degree of completeness.
"Shay shore iz purdy." "Ah feel purdy good tuhday." - (pretty)
rot- 1. the opposite of left. 2. correct.
"Yew gist go down thet road till yew git tuh thuh fowerk, then take uh rot turn." (right)
Saowth- the portion of the United States below the Mason-Dixon line,
"Hain't nuthun wrong with anybody whut comes from the Saowth." - (South)
sayud- past tense of "say".
"Yew hurd whut Ah sayud, yew ain't dayuf." -(said)
sayul- 1. normally referring to drastic reduction in price. 2. that
which captures the wind on a certain type of boat by the same name.
"Ah bought thet purdy red hat on sayul." (1. sale 2. sail, and sometimes 3. sell)
skoo- the place of learning.
"Few don't hurry yore gunna bay late fahwer skoo." - (school)
smahl- a pleasant expression on one's face.
"Smahl and thuh warld smahls with yew." - (smile)
smatter- the objective of inquiries about one's health or condition.
"Whut smatter wichew, boy?" - (what is the matter)
sumoze- to indicate which and how many.
"Ahl have sumoze jelly beans ovare, playze." - (some of those)
sumpn- an article or item or object.
"Thar's sumpn bout un Aqua Velva man." - (something)
tawk- verbal communication.
"Sum paypul shore tawk funny." - (talk)
tayvay- an electronic video receiving instrument.
"Ah got uh short in mah tayvay." - (TV)
thayure- a place or location.
"Put thet sack down rot thayure." - (there)
thuh- principal modifier of nouns, an article.
"Thuh rain in Teksus falls mainly on thuh coastal plain."
Note: - Texans almost always spell the previous word properly but hardly ever pronounce it right. (the)
tom- the hour of the day.
"Whut tom izit?" - (time)
tray- a large, growing plant.
"Ah thank Ahl nevur say uh thang as purdy azza tray." - (tree)
uh-hawh or uh-huh- an affirmative response normally used alone. (example sentence above could be answered with this term)
ustuh- expression when in the past an act was or was not
"Way shore ustuh hav uh lottuh fun going tuh thuh Texus-OU game." - (used to)
viktray- a triumph.
Gimme viktray, or gimme dayuth." - (victory)
vurchully- essentially, or almost all.
"Vurchully evur Teksun izza Dallus Cowboy fayun," - (virtually)
wartch- to cleanse.
"Ah mona warch out mah coffee cup." - (wash)
Wayust- the opposite of East.
"Fowert Wurth's whar thuh Wayust begins." - (West)
wender- the opening in a wall to let in breeze and light.
"Put uh candle in yore wender..." - (window)
whale- a round object which normally rolls and turns.
"Few been drankin, don't take thuh whale." - (wheel)
whoamun- the female of the Human species.
"Shay's uh hard hardud whoamun..." - (woman)
yawl- the collectve second person, singular, never "you-all".
"Yawl kumbak now, yuh hear?" - (a unique Southern word)
yayus or yayuh or yayup- an affirmative response, frequently used alone; sometimes prefaced with "Hayul". - (yes)
yew- second person, singular.
"Yew hain't nuthun but uh houndawg ..." - (you)
zatrot- an inquiring comment indicating message understood, but not totally believed; normally used alone and followed by an affirmative response like, "uh-huh". - (is that right)