Mostly positive reaction to Matthew Fitt’s translation of the first harry Potter book.
He said: “I’m that honoured tae be the Scots translator o this warld-famous Harry Potter buik and chuffed tae ma bitts that Scots speakers, baith young and no sae young, can noo read the novel again, this time in oor gallus braw Mither Tongue.”
There has been a French edition (Harry Potter à l’école des sorciers), a German version (Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen) and even a Latin one (Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis). And the latest language to receive the JK Rowling treatment is Scots.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is not a very good book. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane is terrific. The Scots version of JK Rowling’s debut, to be published this Thursday by Itchy Coo, is the 80th language into which the novel has been translated. But what is the point?
Does Hoggiehaugh mean Hogwarts, Hagrid, or Hogsmeade?
But this is Scotland, mind….