Sae, whit did Scots fowk soon like a hunnert year syne?
Weel, a Gairman soon engineer went roon the prisoner-o-war camps atween 1915 an 1918 an recordit Scots sodgers tellin Bible stories (an English an Irish sodgers an aw). Examples frae Aiberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Berwickshire, Caithness, Dumfriesshire, Dunbartonshire, Fife, Kinrossshire, Lanarkshire, Linlithgowshire, Stirlingshire.
Soon qualitie is jist awfie but amazin nanetheless.
An dae the “dialects” no soon richt seemilar tae modern lugs?
Berliner Lautarchiv British and Commonwealth recordings – Accents and dialects | British Library – Sounds
Number of items in collection: 66 Short description: Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone. The Berliner Lautarchiv British & Commonwealth Recordings is a subset of an audio archive made between 1915 and 1938 by German sound pioneer, Wilhelm Doegen.
Ian J Smale I’m wonnerin whit veersion o the NT they’re aa readin fae. Oniebody here ken?
Clive P L Young It is thocht the sodgers wurna readin wird-fur-wird but retellin kenspeckle Bible stories they kent by hairt.