Sadly, he's right.
My school generation was 70-80s and we all spoke/speak Shetland.
Now, there's not a Shetland word in the Lerwick bairns' heads - it's all pure English.
Sadly, the little that is being done is too little too late and if the School System is still against it then there's no hope.
On a personal level I have serious reservations about what Shetlandforwirds are doing(Poetry, Prose & Drama??).
In other words, the little that is being done, is being done in a skewed and questionable way.
I see no point in promoting the spelling of words such as "faece/face, "sand/saand or "word/wird" while ignoring actual words like Sol Brigda(Basking Shark), Smirl(Merlin) etc, etc.
For some strange reason, Shetlandforwirds uphold John J Graham's "The Shetland Dictionary" as the oracle for Shetland dialect and words while ignoring a far superior and more correct book called "Shetland Words" by A & A Christie-Johnston.
Edited by Kavi Ugl, 25 January 2015 - 05:37 PM.