neoni wrote:ah am an aw but ah dinnae like writin it doon. ayeways looks a bit dumb.
ThomasUK wrote:It's mainly in the lowlands and highlands that people speak Scots. Central Scotland, due to the higher amount of visitors and a larger amount of English influence tend to speak Scottish English along with Scots English.
jessikt wrote:What is the difference between speaking Scots and a Scottish accent in English? I've notcied that when my Dad speaks with someone else from Scotland their accents get considerably stronger, haha. I'm sorry for the silly question, but I didn't realize that Scots was an actual language! (I've sadly never been to Scotland but I am going to try to go this Summer!)
Sean of the Dead wrote:Say if I were to learn Scots (which would really be freaking awesome and not hard at all), would any natives here be able to chat with me for practice on Skype? Without natives to talk to, it would be quite hard to learn Scots, since I can understand like half the words in a text, but just about nothing when Scots is spoken. And since there is no standard orthography for it. )
Ok, if I learn Scots, I'd probably learn the Doric dialect (it's my favorite; it's so cool! ), I'd obviously need a dictionary (or a large word list, since Scots' grammar is the same as English's). Does anyone have any recommendations for what I could buy? In the meantime I'll search for online things and books to buy, but for any language I like to know what other people are using.
Oh, and if anyone happens to know, what do Doric speakers call their dialect? I know for Scots "Scoats", "Lallans", and "Ullans" are used, but I don't know what the native name of the dialect is.
Albeit the Scot in me is of the Western stock and the red of the Cairngorms, the heather and the Lewissian gneiss, the Viking in me was there when you uttered the first word of your leid.
DelBoy wrote:Yep, all around the lowlands (depending on who you speak to - I think it's more of a class thing than a geography thing, from my experiences).
Although I've not been up to Aberdeen, I hear the Doric is crazy up there!
See ye efter. [si 'jəftʰə] - See you later.
It's ae braw day, is it! [ɪts ə 'brɔ: de: ɪz 'ɪtʰ] - It's a fine day, isn't it?
bairn / wean [bɛ:rn] / [wi:n] - child
shizi_sprinkles09 wrote:For example it would be hard for someboddy to understand when I say "Wallago I got my bug runnin' 'cause we're fixin' to go to the show."
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