Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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KJ-. A spelling frequently employed by Shetland and occas. Orkney writers to represent the common I.Sc. palatalisation of k before a vowel [kj-], in imitation of Norwegian spelling. See K, and J. Spellings with y rather than j are to be preferred in Sc. Cf. Gj-.

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