It is out,
coinciding with 2014, Shetland’s year of the dialect – exactly ten years after our dialect group, aptly named Shetland ForWirds, came into existence.
We are committed to promote wir local tongue, which is still very much alive, and survives to the many onslaughts of Americanisation one hears so frequently on television, among today’s media.
Shetlan has its own evolutionary story through the ages, but it is the very fabric of its own community.
Should you be curious about our local dialect, order your copy at Lerwick’s Shetland Times Bookshop.
It is a humble well of wonderful words in a dual form – Shetlan & English – and photographs.
Am so happy to see it out, as a linguist, islander & contributor 🙂