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  • Louise Calderbank
    Hi everyone on Dist-gen, I received the following today and thought that it may help you too. Sorry that I haven t been able to join in with any activities for
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 27, 2004
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      Hi everyone on Dist-gen,
      I received the following today and thought that it may help you too.
      Sorry that I haven't been able to join in with any activities for some time,
      I hope that will change some day. I still enjoy seeing all the emails on
      dist-gen.
      Happy hunting
      Louise Calderbank


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Michelle Jeffery" <mmjeffery@...>
      To: <UK-CENSUS-HELPERS-L@...>
      Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 8:23 PM
      Subject: [UK-CENSUS] Online Scots Dictionary


      > Hello Everyone,
      >
      > Dundee University now has an online Scots dictionary that contains words
      > going back 800 years.
      >
      > "The three year project, led by English lecturer Victor Skretkowicz and
      > lexicographer Susan Rennie at the University of Dundee has seen all 12
      > volumes of the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and all 10 of the
      > Scottish National Dictionary transferred to the web to make the first
      > online Dictionary of the Scots Language.
      >
      > For nearly a century, successive editors of the Dictionary of the Older
      > Scottish Tongue and The Scottish National Dictionary laboured to create
      > a historical and cultural record of Scots, from 1200 to 1976. The twenty
      > two volumes contain hundreds of thousands of quotes describing all walks
      > of life but now through a process of 'virtual integration' the
      > Dictionary of the Scots Language brings their linguistic, historical and
      > cultural records together and facilitates rapid searching of their
      > contents. It can be accessed for free at www.dsl.ac.uk
      > <http://www.dsl.ac.uk>
      >
      > Enjoy!!
      >
      > Regards,
      > Michelle
      >
      > --
      > Michelle Jeffery
      > 1841 Aberdeenshire Coordinator
      > 1861-1871 Merchant & Royal Navy Coordinator
      > FreeCEN~Bringing the UK Census online free
      > http://home.chilitech.net/~mmjeffery/
      >

      http://www.afhs.ab.ca
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