Words for family members and other relatives in Scots (Scots Leid), a West Germanic language spoken mainly in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Note: there is no standard way to write Scots, and there are quite a few dialects of Scots, so there are several variations of each word. Not all these words are currently in common use.
|family||faimily, faimly, faimley, femaly, femily, femlie, faimlie|
|father||faither, faether, fayther, feyther, fether|
|children||childer, bairns, bearns, weans, wanes, weanies|
|daughter||dochter, dauchter, douchter, da(a)chter, dother, dowter|
|husband||man, guidman, gud(e)man, geudman|
|wife||wife, wyfe, wifey|
|brother||brither, breethir, bridder, breeder, bruther|
|aunt||aunt, ant, awnt, awnte, antt, ante, aint, aynt
|cousin||brither-barin (parent's brother's child)
sister-barin (parent's sister's child)
|nephew||brither son, sister son|
|niece||brither douchter, sister douchter|
|grandfather||grand(d)a, gran(d)-daddy, grantschir, gran(d)faither, graundfather, grannie, granny, graunie, grandy, granda, grandey|
|grandmother||grandmither, grandmidder, grandmammy, grandmamma, gran(d)minnie, grandame, grannam|
|grandchildren||gran(d)bairns, grandchilder, grandchildren, grand-weans|
|father-in-law||gud(e)fader, gu(i)dfather, gudfadyr, gudfadir, goodfather|
|mother-in-law||gud(e)moder, gu(d)emother,guidmoder, goodmother|
|sister-in-law||gud(e)sister, guidsister, gudesuster, gudsystyr, goodsister|
|son-in-law||gud(e)son(e), guidson, gwdson, gudsonne, goodsonne|
|daughter-in-law||gud(e)-dochter, good-dochter, guid(e)-doghter|
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Dictionary of the Scots Language / Dictionar o the Scots Leid
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