Scots - English Dictionary

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  • 40533
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781842056028
  • 1 Publisher
  • G&G
  • 2 Format
  • PB

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With over 20,000 entries, The ScotsEnglish EnglishScots Dictionaryis a fascinating and useful guide to the language that developedalongside English in the northern parts of the British Isles.Scots was the prime means of communication in Scotland fromthe Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, and Scots words,expressions and pronunciation still give a distinctive identity to thelanguage of today. Scots was integral to the nations culture, usedin every way from diplomatic messages and great poetry to thebanter of the marketplace to the farm.In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Scots has beentriumphantly rediscovered as the language of poetry and song.Scots contains thousands of words that have enriched Scotlandscultural heritage over the centuries and includes such well-knownwords as dreich, sassenach, kirk and kittle.

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