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Sandy help me with the Scots language (47) RE: help me with THE SCOTS LANGUAGE 09 Dec 98

In response to a couple of thoughts/questions above: Yes, Norman Kennedy is from Aberdeen. My wife and I met him at the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh in 1958, and gave him a lift home from there (to Aberdeen) when we took the great ballad singer Jeannie Robertson home to record some of her songs. Later, of course, when Norman came to this country, we produced his first recording, still available as a "custom cassette" in our catalog.

One of our favorite sources for definitions of Scots words is Chambers' Scots Dictionary. Margot, you should be able to find a copy by searching the inventories of the many fine used-book sites on the Internet. Try Bibliofind, or MX Book Find, Advanced Book Exchange, or some of the others. If you need more help locating them, let me know. I can send URLs (but not now, 'cause I'd have to look 'em up).

Reach us through our web site ( or via e-mail at We'll try to help.

Sandy (Folk-Legacy's resident folk fogey)

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