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Scottish Language Dictionaries' International Newsletter

May 2010

Our speciality 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 will find a profile of a Scots word, one which you might like to use yourself, and articles showing how Scots language manifests itself in modern Scotland.

In Issue 7:

SLD postcard 'fantoosh'
SLD postcard - clothes
Lady of the Lake

Scots Word: pliskie An enquiry from a museum in Glasgow triggered an exploration of this word and its sense of mischief... [more]


Scottish Traditions: infancy There are many traditions and superstitions regarding childbirth and infancy. These include beliefs about whether or not to rock an empty cradle, how to deal with hair-cutting.... [more]


SLD News: Scottish Language Dictionaries continues to develop and expand, as we enjoy our new premises. Work has started on improvements to the online Dictionary of the Scots Language... [more]


Scottish Language: place-names Alison Grant has been researching the interesting place-name Whifflet, originally a small village in North Lanarkshire and now absorbed into the suburbs of Coatbridge. There are a few lines of enquiry to follow regarding the origins of its name... [more]


Destination Scotland: Scott Celebrations This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott's The Lady of the Lake. Loch Katrine, the inspiration for the poem, is one of Scotland's best loved beauty spots ... [more]

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