Document 437

Emails to Christine

Author(s): Iris Sandison

Copyright holder(s): Iris Sandison


Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: A request or maybe twa

> My Dear! Dat wis a peerie surprise on a dark November Monday moarnin..guid tae hear fae
> dee as ivver. A'm blyde you aa enjoyed da Lake District, even though dey wir hundirs o
> you dere. Nivver been dere mesell but I wid tink hit wid be a spectacular pairt o da country.
> He's been him a weekend o 'im, wadder-wise but mercifilly wir kinda sheltered, here under
> da lea o da Wast Banks hill. Mair aboot da wadder later!
> I laek da notion o pittin da emails in print even although da content is fairly
> lichtweight, sall I say! Why no? Hit wid seem tae me at encouragin email
> can onny be guid for da dialect - an better fur da language as dis textin.
Hit pits me
> tae windirin whit kind o spellin problems we'll maybe hae tae contend wi I
as time goes
> by I dunna hae een o yon mobiles but wis kinda amused whin I wis doon sooth, foo
> EVERYBODY sits/waaks wi een o dem clappit tae da lug. Laekely little sense
spokken edder.
> Hit baets me. (foo DID da wirld survive afore dey cam alang??)
> A'm lossin track o whit I wis spaekin aboot…. Da emails. A'm read dem
ower an I dunna
> tink onyeen wid be taen aff if dey fan demsells mentioned. Een or twa typin errors on my
> pairt…first een, I tink I missed oot a letter - sood be 'du says' an da
een aboot Black
> Nellie - sood be 'shoes' no 'choes'. Tink dat's aa. Go fur it!
> As fur da Peerie Grice… Tinks du? Hit's no raelly dat graet, tae be honest...but A'm
> no agenst hit bein included if du's sure hit's da kind o thing at dir
lookin fur. A'm no
> i dy league, Christine (wid at I could express mesell sae weel!) Is du
considered ony o
> Laureen Johnson's poems - I laaek her views on da wirld!
> (By da wye...fancy dee keepin aa dis emails wir been shuntin back an fore!
Jamsie is aye
> lamentin at I bung up da system wi aa at I hae stowed awa in her, so I hae
a redd up noo
> an again, an clear oot a lokk o hit. Fine tae hae dem though - you nivver
ken whin a
> thing'll come in haandy!)
> Weel, A'm blyde I wisna upo da Nort boat dis past helly! She laft Lerook
on Saturday
> night - an is still doadgin aroond, 36 hoors later! Guid kens why she left
ida teeth o a
> SE night o horror but she did - an shippit a lump somewye sooth o' Fair
Isle, caasin
> damage, so she aboot turned an is been lyin atween Fitful an Burra fae
syne. Dey'll be
> stories tae tell A'm tinkin...!
> I ken du'll be missin Daniel soetheen aafil - hit's da wye o da wirld -
bit tink o da
> guid time he'll nae doot be haein! An Christmas isna far awa - hit just
makks Christmas
> whin dey aa come hame...though hit looks laek hit'll just be me an Helen
fur Christmas
> dis year. Bjorn's first Christmas awa...he'll laekely feel it I wid tink.
We'll just hae
> ta makk up for it come Newerday! Dir aa hame dan...Mary tu, so hit'll be
lichtsome. So
> jewel, yon's aboot it fur da meantime.
> Hear fae dee shun? (New computer..still no funn da umlaut!!)
> Love Iris

Date sent: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 21:04:28 +0000 (GMT)

Weel, A'm funn dem! I see at da title is 'Da Tree Peerie Pigs'...Sacre
bleu! No sure foo I can change da title o a file. Dus du hae ony idea??

Hoop hit comes trow. Iris

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Emails to Christine


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Adults (18+)
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Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 2002
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Author details

Author id 706
Forenames Iris
Surname Sandison
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment College
Age left school 18
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Primary Teacher
Place of birth Walls
Region of birth Shetland
Birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Walls
Region of residence Shetland
Residence CSD dialect area Sh
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Bus Driver
Father's place of birth Walls
Father's region of birth Shetland
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Housewife
Mother's place of birth Mossbank
Mother's region of birth Shetland
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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English Yes Yes Yes Yes At work/at home
Scots No Yes No Yes At work/for personal enjoyment