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Death of the Cromarty Fisherfolk Dialect

 
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Fatjock



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Death of the Cromarty Fisherfolk Dialect Reply with quote

The last speaker of the Cromarty Dialect died recently.
There's an interesting article about it in the New Statesman.

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs...death-cromarty-fisherfolk-dialect
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BoB



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Location: Skene, Aberdeenshire

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was quite interesting.
The same old problem crops up though, trying to put to print the way it is spoken.

Quote:
"Am fair sconfished wi hayreen; gieís fur brakwast lashins o am†and heggs."
(Iím so fed up with herring, give me plenty of ham†and eggs for breakfast.)


I can read it as he spoke it fine, but it is not quite how I would have written it.
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Wee John



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoB wrote:
That was quite interesting.
The same old problem crops up though, trying to put to print the way it is spoken.

Quote:
"Am fair sconfished wi hayreen; gieís fur brakwast lashins o am†and heggs."
(Iím so fed up with herring, give me plenty of ham†and eggs for breakfast.)


I can read it as he spoke it fine, but it is not quite how I would have written it.






Yes BoB like you I can read it without a problem and as you said not the way that you would have written it.

I agree but it is hard to spell the words the "proper way" isn't it?

I write Dundonian but at times I get corrected that I have done it wrong?

Then their are times when I feel that someone else has done it wrong.

Partly I believe that it is caused by different generations that have changed the way it is said?

The trouble also is everyone reads differently and pronounces differently so things are changed ever so subtly.

But it is best to try and keep the dialects going even if an odd word is not quite write in our eyes.

Glad your trying to keep it going.  :ctup:


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