Document 956

The Correct Use of Words?

Author(s): Mark R Smith

Copyright holder(s): Mark R Smith


why is it
dt whin I write dis wy
d words seems aileeun t me?
d words dt I spik wee soodna feel lik dat.
bit dae do.
mibee I shood joost no budder.
yooz words fae d Oxfurd Ingleesh Dikshunree.
ur words dt we lairnt it d skuil.
dis wid be an expluraishn,
o a kynd.
but dat kyndo explorin is really whit is
so I tink dt aal kerree on alaang dis gaet,
fur a whiil.

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The Correct Use of Words?


Text audience

General public
Informed lay people
Other Self + anyone interested in dialect writing
Audience size 1

Text details

Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 2004
Word count 79

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Author details

Author id 868
Forenames Mark
Initials R
Surname Smith
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1970
Educational attainment University
Age left school 16
Place of birth Lerwick
Region of birth Shetland
Birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Glasgow
Region of residence Glasgow
Residence CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of residence Scotland
Father's region of birth Shetland
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's region of birth Shetland
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes