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Scottish Place Names (Say it in Scots!)

Scottish Place Names (Say it in Scots!) [Kindle Edition]

Maggie Scott
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The Scots language is a world of wonderful, historic and evocative words, full of a rich variety that can fit any occasion. And where better to find this use of Scots than in the land itself. In Scottish Place Names Maggie Scott of Scottish Language Dictionaries takes you around the country from Dumfries to Shetland to explain the meanings of the place names that make up today’s Scotland. Through a trip to Scotland’s towns and cities, up and down the hills and mountains, along the rivers and lochs, through the forests and glens, all the way around the Scottish coast and back to the names of the streets where we live today, Scottish Place Names is a fascinating, entertaining and informative guide to Scots language and to Scotland.

About the Author

Dr Maggie Scott is a Senior Editor for Scottish Language Dictionaries and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of the 'Scots Word of the Week' column in The Herald and is editor of the journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 203 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Publisher: Black & White Publishing (13 Mar 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #303,983 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun 30 July 2010
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Bought it as a stocking present. I found it great fun to read - how may different words can they have for rain! I thought rain was just wet! Even if you are not a student of language it is a very good entertaining read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars weather in Scots 18 Mar 2014
By Henwife
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For a wee book it is packed full of information including literary references old and new. Fascinating for anybody interested in the Scots language and the rich vocabulary we have to describe the weather. Thanks to Chris and Eileen for writing this wee book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Distilled but digestible Scottish... 25 Dec 2008
By Robert F. Rauktis - Published on
just like the whisky. I was sent this little gem as a Christmas present from my Scottish girlfriend who knows I love geography and philology. It tells you just enough without being arcane with academics. The place name terminology apply here in the good ole U.S. of A. as well as over there.

I like to look at maps and travel books to mentally image a place, even if I don't visit (frequently I do.) The origin of place names is ancient and romantic and further crystallizes my travel fantasies.

I started with "thumb-through' intentions and ended up reading this cover to cover.
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