How to Pronounce Older Scots

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1 Intro: The Reconstruction of Older Scots Pronunciation: Models of Performance of Older Scots:

2 The Full-Scale Reconstruction Model:

3 The Book of the Howlat by Richard Holland, ll. 469 and following, in the Asloan ms. (S.T.S. edition, 1925).

4 Dunbar at Oxinfurde by William Dunbar, William Mackay Mackenzie's 1932 edition of Dunbar's Poems, page 104

5 From The Complaynt of Scotland (1549). J A H Murray edition for The Early English Text Society 1872, p. 106

6 From The Register of the Ministers, Elders and Deacons of St Andrews, Scottish History Society 4, 1889, pp. 106/7

7 From a complaint to Lanark Burgh Court around 1613. Lanark Town Council Records 1590–1615.

8 The Chaucerian or Middle English Model:

9 From the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Text from F N Robinson’s edition, OUP *

10 The Early Scots Model:

11 Chaucer in Early Scots for comparison

12 The Brus by John Barbour, Book 20, ll. 299 and following, in the Edinburgh manuscript (S.T.S. edition, 1981).

13 The Modern Recitation Scots Model:

14 Correct and Incorrect Sound Selection.

15 From The Fable of the Fox, the Wolf and the Husbandman by Robert Henryson (in Poems edited by Denton Fox, OUP, 1981, pp. 89/90) *

16 Tretis of the Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo by William Dunbar in Poems edited by James Kinsley, OUP, 1979, pp. 45\46

17 The Rough Approximation Model:

18 From The Fable of the Fox, the Wolf and the Husbandman by Robert Henryson (in Poems edited by Denton Fox, OUP, 1981, pp. 89/90) *

19 Tretis of the Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo by William Dunbar in Poems edited by James Kinsley, OUP, 1979, pp. 45\46

The Full Scale Reconstruction Model:

20 From The Fable of the Fox, the Wolf and the Husbandman by Robert Henryson (in Poems edited by Denton Fox, OUP, 1981, pp. 89/90) *

21 The Need for Preparation and Rehearsal

22 The Modern Standard English Model

23 Common Inconsistencies and Solecisms

24 Does it Matter?

25 Recapitulation

Running time on this CD 67 minutes  

* These passages appear "by permission of Oxford University Press"

ssp 122         The furthsettin wrocht ti neibour the abuin CD disna cairry the text o it, but a wheen phonological tables an technical maiter in IPA script ettelt ti cast mair licht ontil't for scholars that can lift siclike. Ye can dounlade it bi dabbin at the airtin til the corrie o this jot. (NB 7.5MB)

In Inglis:

The publication created to complement the above CD does not contain its text, but a good number of phonological tables and technical matter in IPA script intended to illuminate it for the help of informed scholars. You can download it by clicking the link to the left of this note. (NB 7.5 MB)