Grannd (Seumas)

4383.
Grannd (Seumas): Some distinguishing features of the Gaelic of Islay.
In ScotL 4 (Autumn 1985), pp. 19–31.
210.
Grannd (Seumas): The lexical geography of the Western Isles.
In ScotL 14–15 (1995–1996), pp. 52–65.
1. saucer (sàsar, flat); 2. hair (of the head) (gruag, falt); 3. oystercatcher (trìlleachan, brìdean); 4. smoke (from the chimney) (toit, ceò); 5. porridge (brochan, lite); 6. blue (of the sky) (liath, gorm); 7. grey (of hair) (glas, liath); 8. Sunday (Di-Dòmhnaich, Latha na Sàbaid) – all with corresponding maps.
4315.
Grannd (Seumas): Lexical geography of the Western Isles.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 146–149.
Discusses the distribution of the various words used for ‘flower’: flùr, dìthean and sìthean.
10699.
Grant (James): The Gaelic of Strathspey and it relationship with other dialects.
In TGSI 61 (1998–2000), pp. 71–115.
Focuses on nineteen distinctive features of the Strathspey dialect:

1. Dropping of final unstressed vowel; 2. Dropping of vowel in -as ending; 3. Dropping of -adh ending; 4. He/it (m) (emphatic form) [ScG eise]; 5. They (pronunciation) [ScG aid]; 6. Independent future ending [-(e)as]; 7 & 8: Preaspiration; 9. Breaking of long é; 10. bh vocalized to u; 11. Final slender nn pronounced as ng; 12. Broad s becomes z (when preceded by n); 13. f becomes b (when preceded by m; 14. Playing [ScG. a’ cluich]; 15. Children [ScG cloinn]; 16. Down(wards) [ScG a-bhàn]; 17. East(wards) and west(wards) [ScG sìos, suas]; 18. (Fresh) water [bùrn]; 19. Boy [ScG praitseach].
4430.
Grannd (Seumas): Some influences on the Gaelic of Cape Breton.
In ScotL 17 (1998), pp. 119–128.
1027.
Grannd (Seumas): The Gaelic of Islay: a comparative study.
Scottish Gaelic Studies monographs, 2. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen, 2000. vi + 147 pp.
Lexical and phonological features with accompanying maps.

Rev. by
Cathair Ó Dochartaigh, in ScotL 20 (2001), pp. 99-101.
Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh, in SGS 21 (2003), pp. 255-268.
1342.
Grant (Seumas): Gaelic in Western Banffshire: the extent of Gaelic speech in 1881 and the nature of the Gaelic dialect spoken.
In Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 1 (2002), pp. 75–90.
[1.] Evidence for Gaelic speech in Banffshire in 1881; [2.] Evidence for the Gaelic dialect of Banffshire. Features with corresponding maps discussed incl.: 1. -am, -om; 2. -all, -oll, -ann, -onn; 3./4. Preaspiration before t and p; 5. -adh > Ø; 6. bh > u; 7. Slender -nn > [ŋˊ]; 8. -m + f- > -m + b-; 9. -n + s- > -n + z-; 10. -n + ʃ> -n + ʤ; 11. ‘east’ (sìos), ‘west’ (suas); 12. down(wards) (a-bhàn); [3.] Conclusions.
5904.
Grant (James): The Gaelic of Islay, a North Channel dialect?
In Unity in diversity (2004), pp. 69–95.
Study based on 11 linguistic features: 1. Treatment of initial sr; 2. Treatment of postvocalic broad rt; 3. Treatment of stressed a before original long m; 4. Treatment of Old Irish -ig; 5. Treatment of postvocalic broad mh + consonant; 6. Gu robh math agad normal for ‘thank you’; 7. A’ tabhann normal for ‘barking of dog’; 8. Mothaich verb normally used for ‘feel’; 9. Drùin verb normally used for ‘close’; 10. Ballan normal for ‘cow’s teat’; 11. Ag èireachd.
7890.
Grannd (Seumas): The Gaelic of Stirlingshire.
In ScotL 27 (2008), pp. 51–69.
Discusses nine features of this dialect (as noted by Francis C. Diack, 1922), which are compared with the data in SGDS in order to establish its position among Scottish Gaelic dialects.
11003.
Grant (Seumas): A story told in Aberdeenshire Gaelic.
In SGS 24 (2008), pp. 245–252.
Recorded c. 1920 in the Braemar area by Francis C. Diack. Phonetic transcription, English translation and discussion of dialect features.