Harry Potter Finally Gets Translated Into Scots: Hear & Read Passages from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane

In something of a landmark, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone has just been translated into its 80th language--Scots, a language spoken by 1.5 million people in Scotland. Originally written by J.K. Rowling in Edinburgh, the first Harry Potter book was carefully translated by children’s author, writer, poet, editor and translator Matthew Fitt. You can see the first page of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane above, and hear Fitt read samples of the text in the NPR interview below. Due out on March 1, the book can be pre-ordered now.

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via io9

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