Document 1392

Vocabulary: outdoor sports

Author(s): Laureen Johnson

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(1) water-based

black calm; a flyin gell;
a tap flöd; plaise deesel;
a boddam ebb; hing aff;
cummled; dooking; baff;
wrang ert; he’s aisin; flanny;
a grain o swall; caa canny

(2) land-based

drooshy; blashy; shooers;
poor ootlook; twartree ooers;
slester; soomin; platsh;
guttery; elted; clatch;
nae simmer; windy sky;
closs; midgies; brunt; led by

(3) spectating

dreepin; drookled; weet;
gansey; cot; cowld feet;
on-lyin; winna alter;
stivvenin; lee side; shalter

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Vocabulary: outdoor sports


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Adults (18+)
General public
Audience size 1000+

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Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 2005
Word count 76

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Publication year 2005
Place of publication Shetland
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Contained in The New Shetlander, No 234, 2005
Editor Laureen Johnson and Brian Smith
Page numbers 12

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Author id 969
Forenames Laureen
Surname Johnson
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment University
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired teacher
Place of birth Lerwick
Region of birth Shetland
Birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Voe
Region of residence Shetland
Residence CSD dialect area Sh
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Clerk / crofter
Father's place of birth Voe
Father's region of birth Shetland
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Machine knitter / housewife
Mother's place of birth lunnasting
Mother's region of birth Shetland
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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French Yes Yes Yes Yes As appropriate
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes Incl. Shetland dialect. At home and elsewhere