Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Polis

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I’m not having a high-level brain fart. I know I just posted Wummin on Monday, but for the last month or so, I’ve been toying with switching my posting days around.

I usually post TiS on a Monday and a What I’m Reading post (when I have time to read) on a Friday. I chose those days randomly at the end of last year, and now that I’ve lived with them for five months, I can make a better choice.

So, I’ll post my new Scots word on a Friday and my reading posts on a Monday. They fit my version of the week better, too.

On to the post… Today’s word polis is pronounced poe-liss.

Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

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Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Dinnae

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This week’s word is super easy. I had a different word in mind for today, but the snippet was full of spoilers 😬 And, as I can’t search for just italics in Scrivener, I thought I’d cheat and go with a nice easy one.

Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

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Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Eariwig

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For the longest time, I had no idea that this week’s word wasn’t English. One of its meanings is the same as its English counterpart–earwig. But there is another meaning in Scots (and quite possibly Northumbrian), which you’ll find in the example below.

Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

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Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Gie’s

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After yesterday’s mammoth writing session, I was contemplating writing this post tomorrow to give my poor hands a break. But, I had a quick look through what I was writing over the last week, and today’s word jumped out at me.

Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

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Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Sma

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Hi everyone! Let’s start April off with a nice easy Scots word. There are a surprising amount of things today’s word means, but in the context of the snippet, the meaning I’m going for is obvious–well, I’m pretty confident that it is.

Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

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Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Wean

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This week’s word is another one that might require a pronunciation explainer. Last week I explained that ae sounds like the English ay in bay/say/hay. The ea in wean sounds exactly the same.

Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

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Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Naewey

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The spelling of this week’s word might make it a bit difficult to pronounce, as vowels in Scots don’t sound the same as they do in English. A good example is the word wash. In Scots, wash rhymes with rash/cash/mash.

And onto today’s word. The letters ae sound like the ay you find in hay/bay/say, and ey sound like eye/why/die. Altogether, naewey sounds like nay-why.

Regardless of whether you needed the quick vowel explainer or not, I’m sure the meaning of this week’s word is clear.

Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

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Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Chib

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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 snippet is a bit longer than usual. When I cut it to just the Scots word, it made Adam seem like a guy who got violently angry over food. 😬

I’m relatively confident that the meaning is clear from Adam’s internal dialogue.

Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

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Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Planked

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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 word is either just clear enough, or it’s as clear as mud. It’s a word I use a lot, and one I use with wild abandon when planning out my stories. I’ve got my fingers crossed that the excerpt is leaning towards just clear enough. 🤞

Oh, and there’s a bonus word, too!

Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

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