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Dinna | by Scots Language Centre
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This roofer bides in Brochty Ferry ('Broughty Ferry') by Dundee. Alang the side o the van it reads - dinna stay under leaking roofs. The marra o this in Soothron wad be "Don't live under leaking roofs." In Scots we either bide or stey in a place. The spelling dinna is a common ane in modren Scots, tho in ither airts ye micht see dinnae. Syne we hae the mak - daena - that can be soondit in speech as either 'din-ah' or 'dinny' lippenin on whit dialect ye belang. Dinna comes fae the words 'dae' + 'nae' equate wi the Inglis 'do' + 'not' or 'don't'.

Photie taen bi Dr Dauvit Horsbroch.

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Taken on January 12, 2019