Sources for Scots pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century edit / delete

Reverse-engineering C18 Scots pronunciation from English grammarians complaining about it. There's a surprising amount of information there.

to english history language pronunciation scots ... on 29 June 2020

Scots Threip edit / delete

John M. Tait's pretty comprehensive (and often very entertainingly angry) site on the development of language standards for Scots. Lots of useful information and references here from this folksinger's perspective.

to language scotland scots standardisation ... on 29 June 2020

Scandinavian Influence... edit / delete

"This work aims primarily at giving a list of Scandinavian loanwords found in Scottish literature."

to etext history language scandinavia scots ... on 29 June 2020 : Sara’s Family. edit / delete

How Romance languages differ. The comments have some similar examples for other language families.

to europe language linguistics ... on 29 June 2020

Language Log » Academic rubbish edit / delete

This was doing the rounds when I was teaching in Beijing in 2019...

to amusements china language shanghai ... on 29 June 2020

Scots Syntax Atlas edit / delete

Interesting project looking at syntactical differences in different regional versions of Scots. (Presumably because they were only looking at syntax, all the examples are transcribed with English spellings, which feels a bit odd...)

to language scots syntax ... on 29 June 2020

"Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Mongolian language site" edit / delete

I'd previously seen the Chinese poetry in Pink Floyd lyrics section of this site, but there's a lot of interesting stuff here about the relationships between different Asian languages and writing systems.

to chinese japanese language linguistics mongolian vietnamese ... on 24 September 2017

ESL (JBR i18n) edit / delete

Tips on writing technical documentation (specifically, for Debian) for people who've learned English as a second language. This has a nice list of common pitfalls for translators, and some notes on English grammar rules you might have been taught that don't actually match real usage.

to ag0700 debian documentation english i18n language technical translation writing ... on 28 August 2014

Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts: Home edit / delete

"The Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts Digital Edition gathers together in the virtual space of the web some 1100 pages of fiction written in Jane Austen’s own hand." I'm not really very interested in Jane Austen's fiction itself, but the details of how the manuscripts were preserved and digitised are really interesting.

to etext fiction history jane-austen language manuscript preservation writing ... on 24 August 2014

Dictionary of the Scots Language edit / delete

"The Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL) comprises electronic editions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the 12-volume Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the 10-volume Scottish National Dictionary (SND)." The introductory material is very interesting.

to dictionary etext history language scotland scots ... on 11 July 2014

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