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[*] Post 508710 posted on 26-7-2017 at 11:40 Reply With Quote
Dialect in literature



One of my relatives wrote the first ever book in the Doric language in Scotland. His book is in a special section at Glasgow University.



As more and more of us live online, I think there is a danger of us becoming more homogenised and all speaking and writing in received pronunciation/formal English - when we're not writing in emotocons.


One of the poems from my childhood is still a favourite and now it seems sort of quaint.


Quote:

The Boy in the Train
Poem
Whit wey does the engine say 'Toot-toot'?
Is it feart to gang in the tunnel?
Whit wey is the furnace no pit oot
When the rain gangs doon the funnel?
What'll I hae for my tea the nicht?
A herrin', or maybe a haddie?
Has Gran'ma gotten electric licht?
Is the next stop Kirkcaddy?

There's a hoodie-craw on yon turnip-raw!
An' seagulls! - sax or seeven.
I'll no fa' oot o' the windae, Maw,
Its sneckit, as sure as I'm leevin'.
We're into the tunnel! we're a' in the dark!
But dinna be frichtit, Daddy,
We'll sune be comin' to Beveridge Park,
And the next stop's Kirkcaddy!

Is yon the mune I see in the sky?
It's awfu' wee an' curly,
See! there's a coo and a cauf ootbye,
An' a lassie pu'in' a hurly!
He's chackit the tickets and gien them back,
Sae gie me my ain yin, Daddy.
Lift doon the bag frae the luggage rack,
For the next stop's Kirkcaddy!

There's a gey wheen boats at the harbour mou',
And eh! dae ya see the cruisers?
The cinnamon drop I was sookin' the noo
Has tummelt an' stuck tae ma troosers. . .
I'll sune be ringin' ma Gran'ma's bell,
She'll cry, 'Come ben, my laddie',
For I ken mysel' by the queer-like smell
That the next stop's Kirkcaddy!
Mary Campbell Smith



What dialect literature have you enjoyed?
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[*] Post 508717 posted on 26-7-2017 at 13:56 Reply With Quote


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[*] Post 508725 posted on 26-7-2017 at 20:33 Reply With Quote


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