Friday, September 08, 2006

Scottish National Diction

The British Cooncil Scotland wabsite has a wheen pages wi new Scottish poetry. It's a guid wailin o poets, if a short yin: John Burnside, Matthew Fitt, Ann Frater, Rody Gorman, Alan Jamieson and Jackie Kay. There poems in Scots, English and Gaelic. Matthew Fitt's "Scottish National Diction" is a stoater o a poem wi mair nor a hint o Eddie Morgan aboot it. There a braw Gaelic repone, "Errata", fae Rody Gorman (the site cries hit a translation, but it isnae at aw). Hae a keek at Burnside in Shetlandic! Fell braw, this trilingualism business.

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