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    DescriptionHill, glen, lowland, coast, sea, folk In this book, the author presents many thousands of unpublished as well as published place names from much of north-east Scotland, most of them heard from local people, as a result of a study that he began in 2002. His book therefore preserves a salient part of local culture and identity. He interviewed many hundreds of indigenous residents, deerstalkers, gamekeepers, farmers, foresters, freshwater fishers, coastal salmon nets-men, and men who had names for coastal features and fishing grounds out at sea. All names heard from local folk are presented with phonetic symbols from the International Phonetic Association, so that anyone can pronounce them accurately. Most names are of Gaelic origin, translated wherever possible, but the rich culture of Scots names is given prominence, as well as English names, many of them on Ordnance Survey maps. The author interviewed the last fluent speaker of the Strathspey dialect of Gaelic, and a native speaker of the west-Sutherland dialect, both sadly now dead along with many other informants, so the author was just in time. Also the book lists many unpublished names from early mapmakers and estate plans. Colour photographs illustrate some of the informants and the places told to the author. The book will delight and inform visitors now and in future, and will be a valuable stepping stone for further study.

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    Place Names in Much of North-east Scotland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Watson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 720 g
    ISBN 13: 9781782220695
    ISBN 10: 1782220690

    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC subject category V2: JHBT, CBG
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28400
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000, LAN021000
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Paragon Publishing
    Imprint name
    Paragon Publishing
    Publication date
    15 March 2013
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