The Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh has published a short video – in both Scots and English versions – tracking what we know of the tongues, peoples and events that shaped the earliest linguistic history … Continue reading
Braw wee video, gies Scots as an example. What Even Is a Language? Where do we draw the line between “language” and “dialect”? Click here for the video of Scots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cENbkHS3mnY Things from this video I didn’t make: Picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa#mediaviewer/File:Africa_(orthographic_projection).svg … Continue reading
The Scots Language (or Dialect?!) This video is all about Scots, a sister language of English (or an English dialect, depending on who you ask). Either way, it’s fascinating! Thanks to Fiona Katherine Smith for her recordings and advice!
Fae Stuart Paterson on FB “Fun this wee plaque when back in Killie the ither week, in the auld toon centre by the Laigh Kirk. Aiblins ye cannae zoom in tae jalouse it sae Ah’ll quote the wurds: “College Wynd is the … Continue reading
Personal-like, A think we’ve muved a lang wey on fae the Lallans (an as a say it wis aye an airt form, nae onie kin o linguistic policie). A doot the unco-ness o the Lallans wis ower-statit fur ideological rizzons, … Continue reading
Check out the free online version of James Wilson’s 1915 “Lowland Scotch as spoken in the lower Strathearn district of Perthshire” A meticulous investigation of the speech of the Perthshire village of Dunning a century ago. A personal connection as … Continue reading
Weel, this lad compilin a wee dictionar o Scots back in 1888 wisna haein onie o thon ‘dialect’ haivers. The intro an wird leet is a guid read BTW. https://archive.org/details/dictionaryoflowl00mackuoft … Continue reading
This is a braw wee (13 pages) raicent (2013) intro tae Scots frae a Czech linguist. Dinna be pit aff by the title “History and present position of English in Scotland“. A bittie academic but aye guid tae “to see … Continue reading