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Friends and family members An interview with family members and friends from the Inverurie area in an interviewee's living room

James Riddell, Kay, Lorraine Diack, Alexander Cook, Peter Cook,

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Relationship of interviewees: Family (Alexander and Peter Cook are father and son) and friends

Where: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Language of interview: Scots
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Voice clip 1
The group discuss how the name for a cow changes as the beast gets older. They also comment on pronunciation of the word 'heffer' in north-east Scotland and beyond.

Voice clip 2
The group discuss words for a young person in cheap, trendy clothes and jewellery. They struggle to come up with words because this is not a common phenomenon in north-east Scotland.

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Interview's notes

Long description of interview: The group met in Peter Cook's living room. Peter was probably the most vocal contributor and Jim was quietest. The group became animated when discussing local dialect and farming words.

Recorded by: Doreen Wood, Radio Scotland

Date of interview: 2005/03/02



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