Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Scots: Pronunication & Lexicon

Scots -- either a dialect or a language, according as one's Scottish nationalist tendencies go, but, alas in either case, indisputably Anglic -- features in our course texts to varying degrees of obtrusiveness. Use this post as a central hub for lexicons, guides to pronunciation, and exemplary audio clips. A perma-link is on the blog sidebar.

  1. Scottish Dialect at the BBC
  2. More Scottish Slang at the BBC
  3. Pittin the Mither Tongue on the Wab
  4. Scots Language: at ScotsIndependent.org
  5. Scots Glossary
  6. Scottish Vernacular Dictionary

Remember also that I have put some of my back copies of The Broons and Oor Wullie annuals on Course Reserve to help your familiarisation.

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