Wonder at Alice
Regular visitors to the SLC website will
be aware that for the past few years we have been giving some assistance to the
Alice in Wonderland project. This project, which is the brainchild of online
publishers Evertype, is attempting to translate the Alice story into as many
languages and their regional dialects as possible, including the Scots
To date Alice has been translated into several of the 10 dialects in
Scotland, including North-East (Doric) and Shetland. Evertype would like to
achieve translations of all ten forms and are currently calling for translators
to come forward who can translate Alice into the two dialects of (a) South
Central Scots (which covers South Ayrshire, Wigtown and Galloway) and (b) the
dialect of East Angus & Kincardine (the area between Stonehaven and
Broughty Ferry, including Brechin and Forfar).
To check the boundaries of these dialects please download our PDF guide
to the dialects below.
If you are able to write in either of the above two dialects, and would like to translate Alice, please contact co-ordinator John Lindseth at firstname.lastname@example.org who will provide guidance and further details.