Scots Language – Historical Thesaurus of Scots

Yesterday I attended a launch event for the Historical Thesaurus of Scots. This project aims to be the first complete, historical thesaurus for Scots, cataloguing words from the complete written history of Scots. It is available online, and draws on the Dictionary of the Scots Language.

The first phase was launched yesterday, drawing together Scots words for sports and games, and the weather; two areas which are rich in lexical variety.

The Thesaurus is an excellent resource for creative writing, and would assist anyone looking to understand more about the links between certain words or phrases.

You can access the thesaurus here.


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Diane Anderson

It is a super resource, which will grow with time. Coming soon: ideas for using the weather words in class devised by the Scots Language Co-ordinators at Education Scotland.


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