Charlie and the Chocolate factory to be translated into Scots
An author has translated Roald Dahl’s iconic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - into Scots.
Novelist Matthew Fitt translated the children’s classic because there are too few books for young Scots to read in their own language.
Scots is a West Germanic dialect spoken in Scotland.
It was the language of the medieval Scottish court, spoken by Mary Queen of Scots and James VI.
Now there are 1.6 million speakers of Scots.
Although Roald Dahl’s works have been translated into 58 different languages worldwide, this will be the first time the book has been available in Scots.
The 47-year-old from... read more
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