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Thread #82980   Message #1523276
Posted By: Lighter
18-Jul-05 - 11:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Elfin Knight (Child #2)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary O'Hara's The Elfin Knight #2
Okay, get ready. Traditional Aberdeenshire pronunciation is notorious elsewhere, partly because what is usually spelled "oo" in Scots is often pronounced "ee." (The spelling "ui" is often adopted to suggest this.) "Shoon / sheen" (shoes) is a good example.

So what's spelled "loof" (palm) should be pronounced as "leef"; and "gloof" (glove) as "gleef."

That may tidy things up in stanza 12.