Concise Scots Dictionary

Author: Mairi Robinson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781902930015

Category: Reference

Page: 819

View: 9526

For over sixty years, the Scottish National Dictionary Association has supported and encourage the Scots language. Its first main objective was reached in 1976 with the publication of the Scottish National Dictionary, a major historical work in ten volumes. Since then it has produced moredictionaries, bringing the riches of the standard works to a wider public. The Concise Scots Dictionary contains meanings, spelling variants, pronunciation, information on when and where words are used, grammatical information, idioms and phrases, etymologies and details of Scottish life then andnow.

Concise English-Scots Dictionary

Author: Iseabail Macleod,Pauline Cairns,Scottish National Dictionary Association

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781902930046

Category: Reference

Page: 302

View: 4461

A unique dictionary with 15,000 English-Scots entries.

The Concise Dictionary of Scottish Words and Phrases

Author: Betty Kirkpatrick,Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick

Publisher: travelcom press

ISBN: 9781905102884

Category: Scots language

Page: 160

View: 4293

The Scots language, like its people, has survived years of influence and change. This volume captures something of the spirit of Scotland with a broad selection of Scots words and phrases that are most likely still to be in use today.

The Essential Scots Dictionary

Scots-English, English-Scots

Author: Iseabail Macleod,Pauline Cairns

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748622016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

View: 6454

The Essential Scots Dictionary (Scots-English/English-Scots) is designed to encourage the use of Scots in schools and to provide support in the classroom. It is also a useful compact reference book for anyone seeking information on Scots. This two-way dictionary provides: modern Scots, with some literary words likely to be met in stories or poems; notes on how to get the most out of your dictionary; grammar notes and verb lists; spelling guidance; help with pronunciation; and a brief history of the Scots language.

The Scots Dialect Dictionary

Author: Alexander Warrack

Publisher: Geddes & Grosset

ISBN: 9781902407098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 671

View: 5722


Concise Scots Dictionary

Author: Scottish Language Dictionaries

Publisher: EUP

ISBN: 9781474432313


Page: 912

View: 4546

First published in 1985, the Concise Scots Dictionary offers a comprehensive single-volume reference. This new edition is the result of thirty years' research and has been revised and updated throughout to reflect modern Scots usage, alongside coverage of older Scots. Combining accessible style, clear layout and durable hardback format, this is a user-friendly and robust dictionary that you can turn to again and again for reference and enjoyment. The dictionary contains: Over 40,000 headwords: 23,000 full entries and 17,000 cross-references Over 1100 words and usages new for this edition, including coverage of Orkney and Shetland Scots Comprehensive coverage of variant spellings and regional forms, including Ulster Scots Extensive cross-referencing allows easy navigation Updated and extended pronunciation information Information on grammar and register shows how and when to use the words Inflected forms, including verb tenses Field labels indicate where a word belongs to a specialist domain Thousands of idioms, phrases, and proverbs Improved and extended information on etymologies Extensive coverage of language, from older Scots to modern-day usage

Great Scots

Author: Betty Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Crombie Jardine Publishing

ISBN: 9781905102310

Category: Celebrities

Page: 192

View: 476

Scotland has produced more leaders, inventors, engineers, doctors, and writers than any other country of comparable size. This handy pocket reference book highlights key movers and shakers from the last millennium.

Scots Thesaurus

Author: Iseabail Macleod,Scottish National Dictionary Association

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781902930039

Category: Reference

Page: 536

View: 3464

Of late, religion seems to be everywhere, suffusing U.S. politics and popular culture and acting as both a unifying and a divisive force. This collection of manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems reflects the vitality, diversity, and changing nature of religious belief and practice in American public and private life over the last half century. Encompassing a range of perspectives, this book illustrates the ways in which individuals from all along the religious and political spectrum have engaged religion and viewed it as a crucial aspect of society. The anthology begins with documents that reflect the close relationship of religion, especially mainline Protestantism, to essential ideas undergirding Cold War America. Covering both the center and the margins of American religious life, this volume devotes extended attention to how issues of politics, race, gender, and sexuality have influenced the religious mainstream. A series of documents reflects the role of religion and theology in the civil rights, feminist, and gay rights movements as well as in conservative responses. Issues regarding religion and contemporary American culture are explored in documents about the rise of the evangelical movement and the religious right; the impact of "new" (post-1965) immigrant communities on the religious landscape; the popularity of alternative, New Age, and non-Western beliefs; and the relationship between religion and popular culture. The editors conclude with selections exploring major themes of American religious life at the millennium, including both conservative and New Age millennialism, as well as excerpts that speculate on the future of religion in the United States. The documents are grouped by theme into nine chapters and arranged chronologically therein. Each chapter features an extensive introduction providing context for and analysis of the critical issues raised by the primary sources.

Luath Scots Language Learner

An Introduction to Contemporary Spoken Scots

Author: L. Colin Wilson

Publisher: Luath Press

ISBN: 9781906307431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

View: 6610

This new edition of the Luath Scots Language Learner featuring updated information is suitable as an introductory course or for those interested in reacquainting themselves with the language of childhood and grandparents. There are dictionaries and grammar books but this is the first-ever language course. The book assumes no prior knowledge on the reader's part. Starting from the most basic vocabulary and constructions, the reader is guided step-by-step through Scots vocabulary and the subtleties of grammar and idiom that distinguish Scots from English. An accompanying audio recording conveys the authentic pronunciation, especially important to readers from outside Scotland.

A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable

Author: Ian Crofton

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 9781841589770

Category: History

Page: 515

View: 1746

This authoritative, entertaining, and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in an easily accessible A-to-Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history, and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in Scythia to the contemporary Scotland of the Holyrood parliament and Trainspotting. Here Tartan Tories rub shoulders with Torry girls, the Misery from the Manse exchanges a nod with Stalin’s Granny, Thomas the Rhymer and the Wizard of Reay walk hand in hand with Bible John. The result is a breathtaking, quirky celebration of Scotland and a rollercoaster ride round Caledonia, from Furry Boots City to the Costa Clyde, via the Cold Shoulder of Scotland, the West Lothian Alps, and the Reykjavik of the South.

Reading the OED

One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

Author: Ammon Shea

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440634483

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 549

An obsessive word lover's account of reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary, hailed as "the Super Size Me of lexicography." "I'm reading the OED so you don't have to," says Ammon Shea on his slightly masochistic journey to scale the word lover's Mount Everest: the Oxford English Dictionary. In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen eye, Shea shares his year inside the OED, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word.

Speak Irish Now

Author: Patricia Delia Pugnier,Brian Lee Pugnier

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481842389

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 490

View: 2691

Speak Irish Now is designed to get you speaking Irish quickly and effectively, even if you have little or no experience with foreign languages. With over 200 short and powerful lessons, Speak Irish Now will teach you the building blocks of Irish, and can be used for both self-study and group-study. Features include: - clear and friendly explanations - focused lessons to encourage regular study, even if you have little time - phonetics, to get you speaking right away - hundreds of examples - two glossaries (Irish to English & English to Irish)

Grammar Broonie

A Guide Tae Scots Grammar

Author: Susan Rennie,Barbara Robertson,Matthew Fitt

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781902930206

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 72

View: 5906

What is odd about the phrase Scots wha hae? Why do you say you've got the coldin Scots? Is there a difference between aneand yin? Do you say youseto one person or two?These are just some of the questions about Scots that are answered in the Grammar Broonie, the Scottish National Dictionary Association's guide to Scots grammar. This new, expanded edition of the Grammar Broonie includes a special section of classroom exercises by well-known Scots writer and teacher, Matthew Fitt. Intended mainly for use at upper primary and lower secondary level, the Grammar Broonie aims to show that Scots has a distinctive grammar in addition to its rich vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation. The text throughout is written in colloquial Scots. This new edition of the Grammar Broonie:*identifies characteristics of Scots grammar*Explains how Scots differs from English grammar*Includes a table of Scots irregular verbs*Discusses regional variations in spelling and grammar*Draws examples from everyday Scots usage*Uses graphics to highligh important grammar points*Includes grammar exercises for use in the classroom

Collins Mini English Dictionary

Author: Collins Dictionaries

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007532063

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 704

View: 339

This new edition of Collins Mini English Dictionary, in colour, is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language.Collins Mini English Dictionary is the ideal portable companion for all. The handy little dictionary gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains clear definitions for all the words you need on a daily basis and provides tips on spelling, and help with difficult pronunciations. The clear colour layout makes the content easily accessible and suitable for immediate use. Includes a brand new supplement tackling problems of style and etiquette in everything from letters to emails to social media sites.


Author: George 1753-1840 Gleig,Colin Ca 1745-1793 Macfarquhar,Andrew 1726-1809 Bell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363089239

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 7230

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