auld

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auld ‎(comparative aulder, superlative auldest)

  1. (archaic, Northern England, Liverpudlian) old

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English eald, ald, from Proto-Germanic *aldaz, from Proto-Indo-European *altós.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔld/ (Central Scots and some Southern Scots dialects; [d] omitted in some dialects)
  • IPA(key): /ald/ (Doric and most Southern Scots dialects; [d] omitted in Doric)

The second pronunciation occurs in Scots dialects with the cat–caught merger (where both are pronounced /kat/; not to be confused with the cot–caught merger), but the first occurs in those who have it.

AdjectiveEdit

auld ‎(comparative aulder, superlative auldest)

  1. old

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