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Survivals of Shetland dialect in Victoria, Australia; the st...

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Title - Survivals of Shetland dialect in Victoria, Australia; the st...
Contributors - John McCue
Reporters - Dr Emily Lyle

Summary - Survivals of Shetland dialect in Victoria, Australia; the status of Shetland men in their own homes.

In Shetland, everything centred round the man of the house. The man would come in with dripping hands after washing and one of the women of the house would hand him a towel and a clean shirt. Most people lived in two-roomed but and ben cottages; the contributor's great-grandfather had the only two-storey house in White Ness. The contributor quotes an example of his Shetland dialect that was remembered in the family: "Ging du but - seek it theesel" [You go through the house - seek it yourself]. He also quotes an example of his very elderly father's speech, using 'thee'.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:34
Date Recorded - 1977.01.22
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 43121
Original Tape ID - SA1977.026
Original Track ID - SA1977.26.B8
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Item Location:
  County - Shetland

Item Notes -

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