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Grammar and usage of the Shetland dialect

T. A. Robertson

Grammar and usage of the Shetland dialect

by T. A. Robertson

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Published by Shetland Times in Lerwick, [Scotland] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Shetland (Scotland),
  • Scotland,
  • Shetland.
    • Subjects:
    • Scots language -- Dialects -- Scotland -- Shetland.,
    • Popular culture -- Shetland (Scotland),
    • Shetland (Scotland) -- Languages.

    • Edition Notes

      Previously published: 1952.

      StatementT.A. Robertson, John J. Graham.
      ContributionsGraham, John J., 1921-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE2331 .R63 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 46 p. ;
      Number of Pages46
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1307885M
      ISBN 100900662786
      LC Control Number92176513

      The'r nae excuiss for this in Shetland - thare's been a 'Grammar and Usage of the Shetland Dialect' sin the s, but I see nae sign o oniebodie takkin onie tent o't. Sae gin ye tak oot onie strynd that aabodie is no acquant wi, adjust aathing the airt o standard English, an say funeral rites ower things that a lot o fowk says naitural-like. The English go future, a quintessential example of grammaticalization, has shown layering with will since at least To date, most synchronic evidence for this development comes from dialects where be going to represents a sizable proportion of the future temporal reference system. However, in the United Kingdom in the late twentieth century there were still dialects where be going to was.

      Abstract The use of gendered pronouns with inanimate noun referents, such as referring to line and pipe as she and to bag or lid as he, has been described as typical for Shetland dialect. In light of recent discussion on the shift from Shetland dialect to Standard English, presumably triggered by the sociodemographic changes brought on by the oil industry, this study investigates the gender. Duncan's list of Scots language reference books CONCISE SCOTS DICTIONARY (Scots- English) The Concise Scots Dictionary is the ideal Scots reference work for the reader, learner, speaker or GRAMMAR AND USAGE OF THE SHETLAND DIALECT by John J. Graham and Thomas A. Robertson.

      Morton’s view of codification as a ‘danger’ (note here that Graham and Robertson’s Grammar and Usage of the Shetland Dialect dates from the s) clearly puts my viewpoint in the category of attempts to destroy ‘dialect,’ largely reflecting the popular viewpoint in Shetland, and echoes Robertson’s comments about the ability of. With John J. Graham, he co-wrote 'Grammar and Usage of the Shetland Dialect' (); co-edited the influential anthology of Shetland verse and prose, 'Nordern Lights' (), both crucially important publications, and a number of volumes of The Shetland Folk Book.


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Grammar and Usage of the Shetland Dialect A grammar which provides a comprehensive introduction to the grammar and usage of the Shetland dialect. Grammar and usage of the Shetland dialect. Lerwick [Scotland]: Shetland Times, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: T A Robertson; John J Graham.

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The publication of a Shetland Dictionary and a guide to grammar and usage by the late John Graham was especially valuable. Many writers and poets, not all of them born in the islands, have written partly or exclusively in dialect and some books have been translated into it, including The Gruffalo.

The grammatical structure is also mainly English, but the dialect still retains certain patterns of speech inherited from its Norse and Scottish antecedents. In common with any recognised form of speech, the Shetland dialect has a consistent pattern of usage - a grammatical form which exists in everyday speech and in dialect writing.

Grammar. The grammatical structure of Shetland dialect generally follows that of Modern Scots, with traces of Norse (Norn) and those features shared with Standard English. Articles. The definite article the is pronounced [də] often written da in dialect writing.

Co-author of Grammar and Usage of the Shetland Dialect and Nordern Lichts - an anthology of Shetland poetry and prose for schools. Published The Shetland Dictionary, A vehement thirst after knowledge and two historical novels set in Shetland - Shadowed Valley and Strife in the Valley.

Co-editor of The New Shetlander from With John J. Graham, he compiled Grammar and Usage of the Shetland Dialect (, reprinted ), and co-edited Nordern Lichts () and three volumes of the Shetland Folk Book.

Bruce Eunson: Dis Quiet – A film in Shetland dialect 2 contributing factors that brought the vocabulary and grammar used in the film’s narration to this point in Shetland’s linguistic history. Shetland was colonised by Norsemen in the 9th century, and as the Norse settlers.

Shetlandic, or Shetland dialect, could be described as Old Scots (which is related to Middle English) with a strong Norse influence.

It's a waageng (aftertaste) of Norn, an extinct North Germanic language spoken in Shetland until the 18th century. Another fruitful and important collaboration was with John J Graham. They co-wrote Grammar and Usage of the Shetland Dialect (), since used as a model for a similar book on Scots.

They also co-edited the influential anthology of Shetland verse and prose Nordern Lights (,) and a number of volumes of the Shetland Folk Book.

Norn is an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken in the Northern Isles (Orkney and Shetland) off the north coast of mainland Scotland and in Caithness in the far north of the Scottish mainland. After Orkney and Shetland were pledged to Scotland by Norway in –69, it was gradually replaced by is thought to have become extinct inafter the death of Walter.

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The use of gendered pronouns with inanimate noun referents, such as referring to line and pipe as she and to bag or lid as he, has been described as typical for Shetland dialect. In light of recent discussion on the shift from Shetland dialect to Standard English, presumably triggered by the sociodemographic changes brought on by the oil industry, this study investigates the gender system in.

Shetlandic, uisually referred tae as (auld or braid) Shetland bi native speakers, is spaken in the Shetland Islands north o mainland Scotland an is, like Orcadian, a dialect o Insular is derived frae the Scots dialects brought tae Shetland frae the end o the fifteent century bi Lawland Scots, mainly frae Fife an Lothian, wi a degree o Scandinavian influence frae the Norn leid, which.Robertson, T.A., and J.J.

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