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Relationship of interviewees: Friends
Where: Staffin, Isle of Skye
Language of interview: Scottish Gaelic
Voice clip 1
The interviewees talk about the games they played in school -- including shinty, football and a particular game in which one person tried to catch others as they passed him, until at last all but one of the players were caught.
Voice clip 2
The interviewees talk about a recipe for an old delicacy called "stapag" - a combination of fresh cream, oatmeal and sugar. They make a reference to a special type of "stapag" made at harvest time.
Lachlan Gillies, Crofter/fisherman
Lachlan remembers tunes from his childhood, played by old men on the Isle of Skye, which have stayed with him.
Alastair Nicolson, Retired
Alasdair remembers inadvertently catching a lobster, which he thought had come up stream, and selling it on to an unsuspecting customer.
Long description of interview: Interview recorded in the Library of Columba Centre, Staffin. All very relaxed in each other's company. Most of the people were crofters and enjoyed reminiscing over by-gone days.
Recorded by: Katie A MacKenzie, Radio Nan Gaidheal
Women talk 'posher': Across the world in almost every language studied, females use more 'prestige', 'standard' forms of language. The exception is extreme Arabic societies where women do not participate in public life.