Today’s word, skreich, is pronounced skreech. The ‘ch’ at the end isn’t a hard k as it is in English, but the same soft, gutteral sound at the end of loch in Scots. It means screech, shriek, to yell out, a shrill cry.
Here’s my response to the prompt (taken from Running The Asset):
Hei oop, whar the lowe luntit maist sairly, ane o the firefighters oan the ledder ootside Rosa’s chaumer windae skreiched sumhin, bit Elle cuidnae mak hit oot. She didnae hae tae here the wirds tae ken thit thai’d fun Rosa’s corp.
And now in English.
High up, where the fire blazed most intensely, one of the firefighters on the ladder outside Rosa’s bedroom window yelled something, but Elle couldn’t make it out. She didn’t have to hear the words to know that they’d found Rosa’s body.
4 thoughts on “#Scotstober Day 29 #Skreich”
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Eh op, lass, I thought yi’d lapsed into Yourkshire! 😂
Scots through and through, must be Jez’s influence. 🤣
I caught a York accent one summer when I had a holiday job in a gripe water factory there!! I managed to lose it when I went back over the Pennines though!