Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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IS, adv., conj. Sc. unstressed variant form of As, q.v. As (I., ne. and em.Sc. 1958); than (Sh. 1958). Ork. 1880 Dennison Sketch-Bk. 12:
Is he wus coman ower de sand wi' a lock o' his men.
Sh. 1898 Shetland News (29 Oct.):
Mony a time we hae mair ta dü is we're fit for.
Cai. 1909 D. Houston 'E Silkie Man 6:
We're is laek is no, t' tak 'e straicht rod t' Norwa'.
Sh. 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 103:
Na, na, lat dem geng is dey ir.
Sh. 1951 Sh. Folk Book II. 1:
Güd preserve wis frae seein' onything war is wirsels.
Abd.15 1955:
Lat it be is 'tis.

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"Is adv., conj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Jan 2021 <>



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