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Category: Scots

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Wheesht

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Wheesht

    Welcome to the revamped Things in Scots series. In this incarnation of TiS, I’m sharing the Scots language found in my upcoming romantic suspense novel, Running the Asset. I heard this week’s word a lot growing up and beyond. I still use it today, usually to myself (read: Neenee, my inner chimp has a tendency […]

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Gadgie

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Gadgie

    Welcome to the revamped Things in Scots series. In this incarnation of TiS, I’m sharing the Scots language found in my upcoming romantic suspense novel, Running the Asset. This week’s TiS word is one of my favourites. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Morra

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Morra

    Welcome to the revamped Things in Scots series. In this incarnation of TiS, I’m sharing the Scots language found in my upcoming romantic suspense novel, Running the Asset. Let’s dive right in and get to this week’s word–well, it’s a phrase in the snippet. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Lugs

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Lugs

    Welcome to the second post in the revamped Things in Scots series. In this incarnation of TiS, I’m sharing the Scots language found in my upcoming romantic suspense novel, Running the Asset. My aims for this series are to share my first language and to sneak in a wee bit of beta testing. Think of […]

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition

    Things in Scots is finally back after its two year break! But, there’s a twist. This time, it’s personal…well, eh, kinda? Take a keek at how I’m using Scots in my modern romantic suspense novel.

  • #Scotstober Day 31 #Neep, Tumshie, or Baigie

    #Scotstober Day 31 #Neep, Tumshie, or Baigie

    It’s the last day of Scotstober! I’m so happy to have made it all the way to the end–okay, shocked. And, more than a wee bit sad to see it go. It’s been a fantastic experience writing entirely in my native tongue for the first time. I’ve made new friends, learned new words, and rediscovered […]

  • #Scotstober Day 30 #Mervaill

    #Scotstober Day 30 #Mervaill

    It’s the second last day of Scotstober! It’s been a challenge to keep up with doing the posts, getting my writing work done, and keeping up with comments and other blogs–sorry for being so lax on the last two, but I’ll be catching up in the coming days. Today’s word is mervaill. As a noun, […]

  • #Scotstober Day 29 #Skreich

    #Scotstober Day 29 #Skreich

    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 […]

  • #Scotstober Day 28 #Bauchle

    #Scotstober Day 28 #Bauchle

    Today’s word, bauchle, as a noun, means an old shoe, a worn-out person or thing, an untidy or clumsy person, and clumsy work. As a verb, it means to wear out shoes, walk clumsily, shamble, and jilt. Well, that’s it for today’s #Scotstober post. See you tomorrow 😊

  • #Scotstober Day 27 #Sklent

    #Scotstober Day 27 #Sklent

    Today’s word is sklent. As a verb, it means to move at a slant, to zigzag; to slope, to slant; to aim sideways; to look sideways, to squint. As a noun, it means slanting cut, slope, sideways movement, change of direction, sidelong glance. adjective: slanting Here’s my response to the prompt (taken from Running The […]