Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Um... Okay... You Tell Me! :-)

An excerpt from Warlock o' Glenwarlock, the original version of The Laird's Inheritance:


"Cosmo, as sune's ye're hame, ye'll sen' yer manstrauchtawa'upo'the horse to lat my lady's fowk ken. She better write them a bit letter, an' tell them she's fa'en in wi' an auld acquaintance, a lass ca'd Agnes Gracie, a dacent yoong wuman, an' haein' lost her ro'd an' bein' unco tired, she's gaein' hame wi' her to sleep; an' the laird o' Glenwarlock was sae kin' 's to sen' his man upo' his horse to cairry the letter. That w'y there'll be nae lees tellt, an' no ower muckle o' the trowth."


That's why I read the edited versions! ;-) (Thanks, Michael Phillips!!)


Desired Europe Trip--First Stop: Scottish Highlands! :-D

6 comments:

Mama said...

It is quite interesting to try to decifer it!

Hanne-col said...

Now THAT'S Scottish brogue for you. Whew! That would be really hard to write.

Bethany A. said...

Haha!!! Um, wow. :D

Teddy said...

LOVE IT!!! I've just enough nuttiness for the Scottish brogue that w/ some time I've got most of it...but what in the world is that first long word and the last half of the last sentence?!?!?! And GOODNIGHT it would take forever to read all 700 pages like that!!!!

Bethany A. said...

Uh, well I guess this isn't as bad as I thought it was!! This time I actually took time to read it! :P

Melanie said...

Yeah, once you read it carefully, it's not so hard, but looking at it is really scary, and so would writing it, and yes, what in the world is that ten-mile-long word???? LOL!