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Scots Dictionary for Schools

Scots Dictionary for Schools

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Funded by:  Scottish Government

Main contact:   Brian Aitken

Start date:  2014

End date:  2014

Subject area:
English Language - School of Critical Studies, College of Arts

Available for Android and iOS devices, the Scots Dictionary for Schools is a free and easy-to-use Scots-English and English-Scots dictionary for use in the classroom or at home. You can use it to browse or search for words in Scots or English and many words feature audio clips so you can listen to their pronunciation. Assistance on spelling, pronunciation and a brief history of Scots are given in the Help screen. A 'random word' feature is included that allows you to dip into the resource. The App is a useful reference for anyone requiring information on Scots. If you've ever wanted to know what words like 'gallus', 'braw' and 'swither' mean, or what the Scots words are for terms such as 'rain', 'soak' and 'warm' you can find the answers here.