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Tag: Things in 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 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 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 […]

  • #Scotstober Day 26 #Guisin

    #Scotstober Day 26 #Guisin

    Today’s word is guisin. Nowadays, it means dressing up and doing the doors at Halloween. In Scotland, the kids–and sometimes teenagers–dress up and go around all the houses and entertain you for sweets and coins. How it usually goes is once the guisers get to the door, they ask what it is you want as […]

  • #Scotstober Day 25 #Glisk

    #Scotstober Day 25 #Glisk

    Today’s word, glisk, is a beautiful one–to me, at least. It means glance, glimpse, gleam, sparkle, brief moment, trace, touch, resemblance, similarity. What I find so beautiful about it is the sound. It starts off soft, then finishes on a hard k. Almost as if it mimics the sound of a sparkle (okay, the sound […]