Scottish Place-Names (Say It in Scots)
Maggie Scott takes the reader round the kingdom from Dumfries to Shetland to provide an explanation for the meanings of the areas that make up latest Scotland.
Contents name Say it in Scots creation 1. Hills and Mountains 2. Rivers and Lochs 3. Forests and Glens 4. Sea and Coast 5. Buildings and Settlements 6. Streets and Bridges Epilogue Copyright Say it in Scots even if you're a Scots speaker already, or no matter if you're a customer to Scotland, this sequence of books is sure to wake up your enthusiasm for the Scots language. there's guaranteed to be anything in those books to curiosity you. they're in keeping with the Scottish nationwide.
convinced Johne Stewart was once accused of enjoying on the bowallis [bowls] at the calsaye the tyme of the evenyng prayeris and within the overdue sixteenth-century Memorials of Transactions in Scotland, there's an account of an incident in Edinburgh within which bulletis rebowndis of (off) the calsey, injuring Lord Fleming. much less dramatically, the check in of the Privy Council of Scotland (1628) notes the simpler info that ‘William Parke . . . equipped upon the rivers Cader and Coven eache.
a long time, together with Alexander Montgomerie’s poem The Cherrie and the Slae (c.1605): The streame . . . growes ay broader nere the ocean, Sen over the lin it got here. Loch − possibly the main normally Scottish be aware of all, loch is used in the course of the kingdom because the average time period corresponding to English ‘lake’. The final letters in loch tend to be and regularly stated just like the -ch in Bach, yet in elements of Scotland the place the accessory is turning into more and more anglicised, the note occasionally.
alongside the coastline. the previous kind is usually of specific relevance to anglers, as in William Sorley Brown’s Selkirk story, The Ne’er-do-Weel (1909): on the village of Ettrickbridge . . . there's a famed salmon pool or ‘pot’ referred to as the Loup. there are numerous examples of the note in previous Scots, frequently within the context of adjustments within the situation of vital rivers. The Memorialls of the Trubles in Scotland and in England (c.1650) describes the drying up of the pot of Brechin and notes that ane.
even if initially a Scots utilization, this definition is present in US English. Michael Montgomery notes an identical definition, a low-lying quarter or basin of land, often having sunken flooring, in his Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English (2004), including that the time period additionally appears to be like in place-names similar to White Oak Sink in Tennessee. until eventually at the least the overdue 19th century, the time period was once extensively utilized in Scots to consult a coal-pit, or the shaft of a coal-mine. In a few situations, coal-pits and boggy land.