Skoit du oot-by, Magnie: Scots Grammar Supported by Norn in the Dialects of the Northern Isles?

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Abstract

The question raised in this paper is whether one can argue that certain archaic grammatical structures from Scots have survived in the dialects of Orkney and Shetland because they had support in the grammar of Norn. I have previously touched on such a possibility regarding the lack of do-support found in constructions such as ‘minds du?’ (Ljosland 2012), but I will here examine two
further construction types: imperatives where the subject is expressed (‘skoit du’) and the differentiation between a nominal and a verbal –ing ending, e.g. ‘I go fishan becaes I like fisheen’ (Lamb 2005, 80).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShetland and the Viking World
Subtitle of host publicationPapers from the Proceedings of the Seventeenth Viking Congress Lerwick
EditorsVal Turner, Olwyn Owen, Doreen Waugh
Place of PublicationLerwick
PublisherShetland Heritage Publications
Pages69-76
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780993274039
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Event17th Viking Congress - Lerwick, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Aug 201310 Aug 2013
http://www.vikingcongress.com/pages/news/nr/127359/

Conference

Conference17th Viking Congress
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLerwick
Period5/08/1310/08/13
Internet address

Keywords

  • Viking Age
  • Scotland
  • Shetland
  • Shetland dialect
  • Orkney
  • Orkney dialect
  • Norn
  • Scots

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