Buchan Words and Ways
By (author) Alexander Fenton
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Buchan Words and Ways by Alexander Fenton
Book DescriptionThe speech of the North-east is one of the best preserved in Scotland, and still flexible enough to adapt to modern times. New ways of looking at the world come in, and words of earlier days, sayings and ways of speaking inevitably fall by the wayside. If we can keep a record of what is passing, we will still be able to sense the flavour and atmosphere of the days of our fathers and grandfathers. It is the aim of this book to do just that. It is a blend of English and the Buchan dialect, and it contains a very full word list. 'Even the Buchan dialect is full of words that came from elsewhere. This by no means weakens it. Its flavour and identity grow out of the sum of its parts, and that should be so for the English language as a whole. Sometimes the words come from away back in a forgotten time. We didn't always speak the Buchan dialect, which is a dialect of Scots, but also Gaelic, even Pictish. Perhaps a lot of our words, and especially place-names, are Pictish, if we could identify them. It's a pity nobody really knows in any detail what the language was. But we can identify Gaelic words, at least.'
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841583990
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alexander Fenton
Scottish Life and Society, Paperback (July 2013)
The publication of 'An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology' sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton.
Farming and the Land, Hardback (July 2011)
A comprehensive and superbly detailed ethnological study of farming in Scotland.
Boats, Fishing and the Sea, Hardback (October 2008)
Traces the relationship between Scotland, the Scots and the sea from the early historic period. This title explores the coastal environment, traditional and modern boat - and shipbuilding and maritime trade, as are the various types of fishing that have been practised in Scotland over the centuries.
Scottish Country Life, Paperback (November 1999)» View all books by Alexander Fenton
Concerned with historical change, this book is seen through the eyes of the people themselves, through the tools they used, through the food they ate, through the buildings in which they lived and worked. It provides an awareness of the past that has shaped our countryside.
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Author Biography - Alexander Fenton
Among many other books, Sandy Fenton has published, with Tuckwell Press, Scottish Country Life and The Northern Isles. He is director of the European Ethnological Research Centre based at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
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