Scottish Language Dictionaries' International Newsletter
Our specialty is the Scots language and the aim of our International Newsletter is
to spread the word about the resources we provide for everyone
interested in Scotland's linguistic culture. In every issue you'll
find a profile of a Scots word, one which you might like to use
yourself, and we'll also be sending you articles showing how Scots
language manifests itself in modern Scotland.
In Issue 3:
Scots Word: Cloot Neer cast a
cloot till mey be oot is very useful advice for this time of year;
Christine Robinson discusses various uses for your cloot.
New Scots Say It In
is SLD's new series of pocket-sized books, perfect for
anyone interested in the language and customs of Scotland. Four
titles were published in April 2008, including Scottish
, which takes you around the country from Dumfries to
Shetland to explain the meanings of the places that make up today’s
Scotland, and Scottish Weather
which is, like the Scots
language, rich in variety, full of lights and shades, drama, romance
and beauty. And at least when it rains the Scots tongue has myriad
words to cheer you up while you are getting drenched ...
2008: A Year for
Celebration! The year 2008 marks the 200th anniversary of the
publication of a pivotal work of Scots lexicography: John Jamieson's
Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language was first
published in two volumes in 1808, with its two-volume Supplement
following in 1825. Lists of Scots words had been compiled before...
Scottish Traditions There were
a number of superstitions and beliefs associated with a new baby. For
one thing, it was bad luck to call the baby by its name before it was
Launched on 1 May 2007 and
published twice-yearly, The Bottle Imp
ezine includes a combination of
regular columns and original features by Scottish authors and
academics. We want to explore what Scottish writing really is, from
its background and cultural development, and subsequent influence on
other nations' philosophy and literature, to the internationality of
Scotland as a concept. ...
Scottish Music Traditions: The
Recorder in Scotland In Scotland the recorder has been noted as a
popular amateur instrument from as early as the 17th century. The
recorder was a sociable instrument since it fitted into orchestras and
ensembles ... [more]
The Scottish Korean War Memorial
At the south-west corner of
Beecraigs Country Park in West Lothian, nestling among the Bathgate,
is a small pantiled wooden pagoda. Around it lies a garden landscaped
with the Ying and Yang which appear on the Korean flag and this garden
is planted with one hundred and ten Korean pine trees, ...
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