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Islanders Relatives living on Shetland talk about their pride in their dialect and how some words are less used by youngsters today.

Thomas James Stewart, Paula Sutherland, Mary Williamson Stewart, Joan Stewart,

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Relationship of interviewees: Relatives

Where: Whalsay, Shetland

Language of interview: Scots
About this interview
Voice clip 1
The group discuss how some distinctive local words for being cold are used less by young islanders today.

Voice clip 2
The group discuss words for hitting hard and explain how different words indicate the range of force which can be applied.

More clips from this interview

Paula Sutherland, Nursery nurse
Paula talks about what youngsters wear to discos on Shetland.

Joan Stewart, Housewife
Joan talks about the business of harvesting potatoes on Shetland.
Interview's notes

Long description of interview: The group difficult to classify socially because they live on a remote Scottish island. They have lived in Whalsay all of their lives and are very proud of their local dialect. We met in Joan and Jimmy Stewart's living room. All contributors were equally vocal and conversation became animated when the group discussed unique local culture and traditions.

Recorded by: Claire White, Radio Scotland

Date of interview: 2004/12/29



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