Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers: A Treasury of 1,000 Scottish Words (Hardback)
  • Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers: A Treasury of 1,000 Scottish Words (Hardback)
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Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers: A Treasury of 1,000 Scottish Words (Hardback)

Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers: A Treasury of 1,000 Scottish Words (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 20/08/2020
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From classical to colloquial, Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers reveals the origins and character of one thousand Scots words, celebrating the infinite vibrancy of the vernacular.

A celebration of the irreplaceable magic of language. Here is the evocative vocabulary, wit and wisdom of the Scots language - in 1,000 gems.

The Scots language is an ancient and lyrical tongue, one inherently linked to the country’s history and identity, its land and culture. It is also a living and vital vernacular, used daily. Yet some of these words are beginning to fade away, their meaning and value disappearing.

Robin Crawford has gathered together 1,000 Scots words from his native land – old and new, classical and colloquial, rural and urban – in a joyful celebration of their continuing usage. In this rich linguistic tapestry, he reveals their evocative origins and essential character with verve, delight and wit.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783964789
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“Love SCOTLAND? You'll love this book”

“Scotland is a nation of peoples woven together like a tartan or a tweed“. There are more than 150 languages spoken throughout Scotland, and the Scots language has in fact Germanic roots.

As the book opens there is a... More

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“Very enjoyable read”

Great book this, for lovers of words & Scottish traditions.

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