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An Etymological Glossary of the Shetland Orkney Dialect: With Some Derivations of Names of Places in Shetland, (Partly Read at Two Meetings of the Philological Society in the Spring of 1866) (Classic Reprint) Thos Edmondston

An Etymological Glossary of the Shetland Orkney Dialect: With Some Derivations of Names of Places in Shetland, (Partly Read at Two Meetings of the Philological Society in the Spring of 1866) (Classic Reprint)

Thos Edmondston

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781332125364
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Excerpt from An Etymological Glossary of the Shetland Orkney Dialect: With Some Derivations of Names of Places in Shetland, (Partly Read at Two Meetings of the Philological Society in the Spring of 1866)In offering these pages to the kindMoreExcerpt from An Etymological Glossary of the Shetland Orkney Dialect: With Some Derivations of Names of Places in Shetland, (Partly Read at Two Meetings of the Philological Society in the Spring of 1866)In offering these pages to the kind forbearance of his friends and the public, the author is aware of their many imperfections.He gratefully acknowledges his indebtedness to those friends who take a warm interest in the preservation of the dialect peculiar to the far north, and who have demonstrated that interest by supplying material for this work. Some four hundred of the words and phrases in this Vocabulary are to be found in that noble work Jamiesons Scottish Dictionary. The writer must acknowledge his special obligations to the MSS. left by the late Mr. William Grant, a Shetlander of considerable linguistic attainments, and of cultivated mind. A large number of words, which had escaped the authors research, were found among Mr. Grants papers, and the derivations of the names of islands, places, etc., are in many cases also from his pen. Valuable assistance has also been received from the very Rev. Thomas Barclay, D.D., Principal of the College of Glasgow - assistance which is here most gratefully acknowledged.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.