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fiesty_lady 10th September 2005 17:38

translate English pronoun to Scottish
 
translate "grandmother" or "grandma" from English to Scottish. :confused:
:rolleyes: I want my grandchildren to call me by the Scottish word or name for grandmother or grandma.
Believe it or not I've tried numerous searches to translate English to Scottish and apparently there's NOTHING!!
I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you. :)

anSiarach 12th September 2005 12:56

Gandpa = Seanair (pronounced 'Shen-ar')
Grandma = Seanmhair (prounounced 'Shen-a-var')

For anything else you can try using This ; its a gaelic - english/ english - gaelic dictionary provided by the SMO website.

keltic_bhoy 12th September 2005 13:23

I call my grandmother "Granny" (or Grannie) but some of my friends call theirs "Nanna". They are mostly Scottish variations of the English. I'm not sure what the actual Scots word for grandmother is. :confused:

anSiarach 12th September 2005 16:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by keltic_bhoy
I call my grandmother "Granny" (or Grannie) but some of my friends call theirs "Nanna". They are mostly Scottish variations of the English. I'm not sure what the actual Scots word for grandmother is. :confused:

I wouldnt call those scottish variations of english - theyre commonly used in any part of the english speaking world.

fiesty_lady 15th September 2005 18:48

Seanmhair
 
:o So the actual Scottish word for grandma is Seanmhair, however, you simply called your grandmother "granny"? :confused:
Would it be silly if I had my grandchild call me Seanmhair? Or would that be an inappropriate use of the word?

By the way, thanks for responding......

SherbrookeJacobite 15th September 2005 19:30

There are three languages common to Scotland. The most common is English. There is 'Scots' or 'Lallans', and Gaelic - which is still spoken in parts of the Highlands and some Islands. When you asked your question, were you referring to Gaelic, or Scots?

AnSiarach gave you the gaelic words for grandpa and grandma. I don't know what the Lallans word for grandma would be - perhaps it is the same as the English.

I don't think it would be silly to have your grandchild call you Seanmhair - it is very much a matter of personal preference.

Slainte

Raingeanach 15th September 2005 23:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by SherbrookeJacobite
There are three languages common to Scotland. The most common is English. There is 'Scots' or 'Lallans.'



On the contrary- the Scots language cannot be Lallans precisely because Lallans means Lowlands in Old English. It follows, logically, that Lallans has always been (well, ever since the Angles of Northumbria colonised the Lothians) the group of Old English dialects spoken north of the border.

Logically, the language of the original Scots of Argyll (Gaelic) is our true Scots language.

Try proving otherwise with conviction.


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