Home of Scottish Words Illustrated.
The Scots Language is full of attitude, great on the ear, emotive, and the words are not too far from English which makes them globally accessible. I hear and speak it every day. Perfect for me to illustrate. See the latest Word here.
My Scots Language Glossary.
I’ve added a Stooryduster glossary of Scots Language words with well over a thousand of them linked to illustrations. You can browse through the Scots Language A-Z glossary pages here.
Have fun exploring Stooryduster’s Scots Word illustrations and see if my work makes you smile – it should. There is also help with pronunciation for many of the words. ‘Gie yer friends a gas*’ and let them know about Stooryduster.
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Buy the Tshirt.
Scottish Words’ T-shirts and stuff are available. Three Scots word’s mugs and one or two T-shirts at RedBubble, but I will slowly add more stuff. It will help me support the stooryduster web site. Only one word a week – illustrated and defined – that’s all I can afford (typical Scotsman).
Phonetic guide to pronunciation.
See how the phonetic alphabet works – this link opens a page which gives you guidance on the way each letter in the phonetic alphabet represents a particular sound. This guidance is available as a pop up window when you click on any phonetic image of a Scottish word on most of this site. It will give you some clue as to how you should be pronouncing the words.
Why start the Scottish Words site.
Scots Words Illustrated was my reaction to the erosion of language by the advance of ‘International English’ through the lazy one size fits all American English built into computers back when I started and its spread through the world and the Interwebs. Scottish Words were my weapon – one a week. More on How and Why here.
View the thumbnail links to all the weekly word entries for illustration Friday where I interpreted a word set by the owners of the IF web site.
For those that noticed that the illustrations stop for a while in September 2012.
During 2012 I became ill and the most serious symptom for me was that I eventually stopped drawing or being creative in any way.
Depression is a first world problem but nevertheless it is real, misery inducing and debilitating. The good news is that I have survived and have made it to where you see me now. Managing to update the site again – regularly.
An illustrated dictionary?
Maybe this will amount to a comprehensive illustrated dictionary – if I don’t die too soon it might get there.
There is an online Scots dictionary by the Scottish National Dictionary Association on the Web which gives well founded meanings for Scottish words – well funded and supported by academics – this Stooryduster site here is personal and only me.
*Gie yer friends a gas: give your friends so much enjoyment they’re gasping for breath.
This Scottish word site is for enjoyment and entertainment. If you desire a definitive definition of any word here please consult the relevant dictionaries, lexicons, or grannies.