The Scots language is a Germanic language related to English. It is not Celtic, but has been influenced by Gaelic. For more info, write to: John Mackay, Membership Secretary 6 Cairn Walk, Cults Aberdeen, AB1 9TF. Ordinary membership (UK) is 7 pounds a year
There is also some info in the following section:
"The Pocket Guide to Scottish Words: Scots, Gaelic" by Iseabail Macleod. Published by W&R Chambers, Ltd. 43-45 Annandale Street, Edinburgh EH7 4AZ (ISBN 0-550-11834-9). Widely available at bookshops and airports
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It has "Place names, personal names, food and drink. Scots and Gaelic words explained in handy reference form."
There are 30 pages of Scots words explained. No grammar. It does list a number of interesting sounding books:
I would love to see some instructive writing about the Scots tongue, more than just word-lists. Especially pronunciation, intonation, cadence, etc. as well as grammar.
There are two books that are essential reading on the subject of Scots.
The first is "Scots: the Mither Tongue" by Billy Kay. This is available both in hardback and paperback.
The second is "Why Scots Matters" by J. Derrick McClure. This is more of a booklet than a book, and is an inexpensive paperback.
William Graham, "The Scots Word Book English-Scots, Scots-English Vocabularies" 1977 and 1983, 194pp.
Although the Scots-English part of this is fairly limited, this was once worth having for the English-Scots part, which for a long time was the only one available.
Last year the Scottish National Dictionary Association published its long- awaited "Concise English-Scots Dictionary", which is a far more comprehensive work. Although it still has a number of imperfections, I'd recommend it rather than Graham's work, good in its day as it was.
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