Definitions for lallansˈlæl ənz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Lal•lansˈlæl ənz(n.pl.)

  1. the Lowlands of Scotland.

  2. (used with a sing. v.) a form of literary Scots used in the 20th century.

    Category: Peoples

    Ref: Scots.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lallans, Scottish Lallans(noun)

    a dialect of English spoken in the Lowlands of Scotland

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  1. Lallans

    Lallans, was also traditionally used to refer to the Scots language as a whole. More recent interpretations assume it refers to the dialects of south and central Scotland and Doric, a term once used to refer to Scots dialects in general, is now generally seen to refer to the Mid Northern Scots dialects spoken in the north-east of Scotland. Both Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson used it to refer to the Scots language. They took nae pains their speech to balance, Or rules to gie; But spak their thoughts in plain, braid lallans, Like you or me. "What tongue does your auld bookie speak?" He'll spier; an' I, his mou to steik : "No bein' fit to write in Greek, I wrote in Lallan, Dear to my heart as the peat reek, Auld as Tantallon.

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