How to Pronounce Older Scots

 

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1 Intro: The Reconstruction of Older Scots Pronunciation: Models of Performance of Older Scots:

2 The Full-Scale Reconstruction Model:

3 The Book of the Howlat by Richard Holland, ll. 469 and following, in the Asloan ms. (S.T.S. edition, 1925).

4 Dunbar at Oxinfurde by William Dunbar, William Mackay Mackenzie's 1932 edition of Dunbar's Poems, page 104

5 From The Complaynt of Scotland (1549). J A H Murray edition for The Early English Text Society 1872, p. 106

6 From The Register of the Ministers, Elders and Deacons of St Andrews, Scottish History Society 4, 1889, pp. 106/7

7 From a complaint to Lanark Burgh Court around 1613. Lanark Town Council Records 1590–1615.

8 The Chaucerian or Middle English Model:

9 From the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Text from F N Robinson’s edition, OUP *

10 The Early Scots Model:

11 Chaucer in Early Scots for comparison

12 The Brus by John Barbour, Book 20, ll. 299 and following, in the Edinburgh manuscript (S.T.S. edition, 1981).

13 The Modern Recitation Scots Model:

14 Correct and Incorrect Sound Selection.

15 From The Fable of the Fox, the Wolf and the Husbandman by Robert Henryson (in Poems edited by Denton Fox, OUP, 1981, pp. 89/90) *

16 Tretis of the Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo by William Dunbar in Poems edited by James Kinsley, OUP, 1979, pp. 45\46

17 The Rough Approximation Model:

18 From The Fable of the Fox, the Wolf and the Husbandman by Robert Henryson (in Poems edited by Denton Fox, OUP, 1981, pp. 89/90) *

19 Tretis of the Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo by William Dunbar in Poems edited by James Kinsley, OUP, 1979, pp. 45\46

The Full Scale Reconstruction Model:

20 From The Fable of the Fox, the Wolf and the Husbandman by Robert Henryson (in Poems edited by Denton Fox, OUP, 1981, pp. 89/90) *

21 The Need for Preparation and Rehearsal

22 The Modern Standard English Model

23 Common Inconsistencies and Solecisms

24 Does it Matter?

25 Recapitulation

Running time on this CD 67 minutes  

* These passages appear "by permission of Oxford University Press"

ssp 122         The furthsettin wrocht ti neibour the abuin CD disna cairry the text o it, but a wheen phonological tables an technical maiter in IPA script ettelt ti cast mair licht ontil't for scholars that can lift siclike. Ye can dounlade it bi dabbin at the airtin til the corrie o this jot. (NB 7.5MB)

In Inglis:

The publication created to complement the above CD does not contain its text, but a good number of phonological tables and technical matter in IPA script intended to illuminate it for the help of informed scholars. You can download it by clicking the link to the left of this note. (NB 7.5 MB)

 

Robert Henryson

The Preiching of the Swallow

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1 The Preiching of the Swallow. Reader: George Bruce

2 Searmonachadh a’ Ghòbhlain-Ghaoithe le Raibeart Henryson (on 15mh Linn) air a chur dhan Ghàidhlig leis an Urr. Ruairidh MacDhòmhnaill. Reader: Kenneth MacDonald (walins gien on audio airtins ar verses 17-18 frae ilka owresettin).

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28pp A5 steikit beuklet giein complete Gaelic & modrenised Scots text reflectin the spoken options taen bi George Bruce in the Scotsoun house style, Scotscreive.

Ten Medieval Makars

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Scotsoun Makars Series

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1 introduction by Alexander Scott 7:15

2 Barbour Fredome 1:05

3 James 1 seven stanzas from The Kingis Quair 3:20

4 Blin Harry Schir William Wallace 1:49

5 Gavin Douglas [Extracts from Prologues to Winter 2:46

6 " " Books V11 and X111 of the Aeneid] Summer Evening 1:33

7 Sir David Lindsay The Compleynt of the Comoun Weill of Scotland 6:22

8 Sir Richard Maitland Solace in Age 2:43

9 Alexander Scott Quha is Perfyte 2:00

10 " " To Luve Unluvit 1:38

11 " " A Rondel of Luve 1:00

12 " " Of May 2:52

13 " " Returne The, Hairt 1:58

14 Captain Alexander Montgomerie To his Maistres 1:17

15 " " " The Solsequim 2:46

16 " " " The Night is Neir Gone 1:42

17 Alexander Hume Of the Day Estivall 7:01

18 Mark Alexander Boyd Sonet 1:08

running time of this CD 50:39

JOHN BARBOUR
(c 1325-1395)

SCOTSOUN MAKARS SERIES

Barbour's The Brus
 

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Readers: Matthew P McDiarmid (McD), Thomas Crawford (TC), and Derrick McClure (McC)

THE BRUS (extracts): The book and line references are taken from the Scottish Text Society edition of The Bruce, ed. W W Skeat (2 vols, Edinburgh, 1894)

1 McD Introductory comment written and read by Matthew P McDiarmid 3:17

2 McD Freedom of Nation and Person (I 219-48) 1:35

3 McD Barbour’s subject: Freedom Fighters (I 465-6) 0:39

4 McD Bruce’s words at the battle of Methven (II 320-41) 1:18

5 McD Women in War (II 508-27) 1:05

6 McD Heart and Body: Free Men fight better (III 187-233) 2:34

7 TC The tears of men: shared griefs (III 506-34, 547-64) 2:22

8 McC Kildrummy Castle: treason and fire (IV 98-132) 1:31

9 McD The Beacon at Turnberry: Edward Bruce (V 1-70) 3:41

10 McD Douglas at church and dinner (V 335-410) 4:01

11 McD Bruce alone: a loyal woman (VII 231-67) 2:11

12 McD Bruce at Inverury: Danger his cure (IX 208-39) 1:57

13 McC William Frances and Edinburgh Castle (X530-613) 4:39

14 McD King Robert’s welcoming (XI 255-63) 0:42

15 McD The Waste of a good axe on De Bohun (XII 87-98) 0:53

16 McD Ways and Reasons to fight and win (XII 221-58, 303-9) 2:59

17 TC The Scots pray before battle (XII 475-90) 0:52

18 McC Neil Fleming’s Death at Carrickfergus (XV 128-56) 1:11

19 TC A King and a laundress (XVI 259-292) 1:49

20 McC Sir Philip throws off his concussion (XVIII 125-57) 1:21

21 McD Sir Ingram on Bruce’s strength, the Scots Peasantry (XIX 158-84) 2:01

22 McC Bruce’s death-bed request (XX 167-97) 1:20

23 TC Douglas’s acceptance (XX 219-38) 1:07

24 McD Prayer for dead and future patriot leaders (XX 611-7) 0:35