Luath Scots Language Learner CD: How to Understand and Speak ScotsCD-Audio Language: English / Scots
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- Publisher: LUATH PRESS LTD
- Format: CD-Audio
- Language: English / Scots
- Dimensions: 125mm x 140mm x 10mm | 109g
- Publication date: 18 April 2014
- Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
- ISBN 10: 1842820265
- ISBN 13: 9781842820261
- Edition: Abridged
- Sales rank: 371,686
This audio recording, which accompanies the Luath Scots Language Learner book, conveys the authentic pronunciation, especially important to readers from outside Scotland. It 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.
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L COLIN WILSON was born in 1958 in Aberdeen, of parents and grandparents who themselves were from the Aberdeen area. Having spent his early childhood there, and then some two years in Cumbernauld, he was raised in Peterculter on Lower Deeside. He was educated at the local primary school and later at Cults Academy, after which he graduated from RGIT in Electronic Engineering. As well as North East Scotland, he has also lived and worked in London and Glasgow. By profession he is a computer software developer. Nowadays Colin lives in Aberdeen's Midstocket area, with his wife Fiona - a native of Cairnbulg - and her golden retrievers Honey and Cara. When not working at his job, or promoting Scots, his main interests are other languages, travel, and his music collection.
This invaluable language course has proved to be much in demand among the public, both at home and abroad. SCOTS LANGUAGE CENTRE
Table of contents
1 Introduction;2 Whit's thon? What's that?;3 Whit dae yea dae? What do you do?;4 Rare tae see ye Great to see you;5 Bye for noo Goodbye for now; 6 There's them There they are;7 That's richt kind; That's very kind; 8 Whit are ye haein? What are you having?;9 It's about twa mile It's about two miles; 10 Dae ye mind? Do you remember?;11 A'm nae carin I don't care; 12. Dinna be lang! Don't be long!; 13 It rins weel yet It still runs well; 14; Whit dis it cost? How much is it; 15. The back o twal Shortly after twelve; 16 Ten Year? Then lang years. Ten years? Ten long years; 17 Helen waukens quicker Helen wakes more quickly; 18 Wha lockit the door? Who locked the door?; 19 Something byordinar. Something extraordinary; 20 A wull say I must say; 21 Whit a fowk! What a lot of people!; 22 A canna bit fash I can't help worrying; 23 Wha wad ye dance wi? With whom would you dance?; 24 A'v tint it I've lost it; 25 Haaste ye back! Come again soon!.