Excerpt from Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In Which the Words Are Explained in Their Different Senses, Authorized by the Names of the Writers by Whom They Are Used, or the Titles of the Works in Which They Occur, and Derived From Their Originals Those Englishmen, who have taken but a superficial View of the Scottish language, will learn from this work, that it is neither a collection of barbarous sounds nor a' corruption of their own tongue; but that, on the contrary, it has a common origin with the English; and that, while Englishmen have changed the sound, altered the spelling, and dropped many of the words of their forefathers, Scotchmen have preserved to a great extent the primitive language of their Teutonic ancestors, in its native integrity, copiousness and force. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.