On the '80s TV series 'The Mither Tongue', the phrase was being dicussed in Dundee for 'speaking in a posh accent'. It sounds like 'gaen eppin' - is that how I should spell it ? Many thanks, BL The wird ye're efter is 'knappin' whiles 'gnappin'.
Trying to solve a mystery here. My great aunt aged 86 uses a word in Broad Scots??? for not feeling well, "Stooning" or stouning. Does anyone know how to use it in a sentence in the proper context??? Thanks, Barbara Henderson Weiner The wird ye're efter is 'stoondin'.
Hi. I need help. I am making a research about modal verbs in Scots. and have a question about double modal costructions - like "I might can do it". Are they often used? What combinations of verbs exactly and how are questions and negatives formed in such sentences? Try: Miller, Jim. 1993. The grammar of Scottish English. In: Milroy and Milroy (1993), 99-138. Milroy, James and Lesley Milroy (eds). 1993. Real English / The Grammar of English Dialects in the British Isles. London/New York: Longman.
Trying to find out how you can say: öh its you or something similar och the noo???? Whit ye're efter is aiblins 'och ay the nou' but its mair a cliche nor whit fowk wad for ordinar say.
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