capacity tae communicate uisin signs, sic as wirds or gesturs
(Reguidit frae Langage)

The concept o leid is maist aften uised thir days as a synonym o langage an can be exponed in twa weys in modren Scots:

  • a wey o communicatin anent hings, acts an ideas, inspeciallie a national ane,[1]
  • in the Doric, it can mean a rame, i.e. a undevaulin or owerturnin owercome, or a lang randerin sonnet[1]


  1. a b Concise Scots Dictionary. Scottish Language Dictionaries. 2017. p. 372.

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