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Re: Scots

Posted: 2013-10-20, 12:44
by Ciarán12
Lewis91 wrote:Am I the speaker of a distinct language or just a dialect of English? What do you all think?

http://www.scotslanguage.com/articles/view/2294

How much of this Peter kinnen extract can you understand?


My 2 cents: it's a different language. This strained mutual inteligibility for me, I had to concentrate, and even so I missed bits frequently enough. There just aren't any other "dialects" of English that do that to this extent. Like, if AAVE and Dublin English are different dialects, you need a new word to describe the difference between Dublin English and this - there just way more different.

This is great though, I love half-understanding it! So much so that I don't actually want to learn it, it would ruin the weird semi-comprehensibility that I like :)

Re: Scots

Posted: 2013-12-02, 20:56
by Saim
That's seriously awesome. <<gh>> is [x]? :D "Very" is "gae"?

I don't have the feeling that that's my language, no. It was quite hard to understand, so I wouldn't classify it as English.

Re: Scots

Posted: 2014-07-23, 22:19
by Ciarán12
Saim wrote:"Very" is "gae"?


It just occurred to me that that might have come from Scots Gaelic "glè" - "very". Or that could be me making up bullshit folk etymology.

Re: Scots

Posted: 2014-07-24, 0:31
by Saim
I just checked some online dictionaries and they seem to think it's a variant of gay.

Re: Scots

Posted: 2016-08-07, 18:48
by vijayjohn
Saim wrote:"Very" is "gae"?

I was just looking through this thread again and suddenly thought maybe this comes from good. Compare Northwestern (Cumberland) English [ðʊwz ɛd ə gæː fɪʊw], which IIRC means 'you've had quite a few' (something like "thou's had a good few"?).

Re: Scots

Posted: 2018-02-17, 16:02
by atalarikt
Hullo everybody, ah'm atalarikt frome Indonesia.
Hoo's a'?

Re: Scots

Posted: 2018-02-19, 18:27
by linguoboy
atalarikt wrote:Hullo everybody, ah'm atalarikt frome Indonesia.
Hoo's a'?

Nae bad. Hoo's yer doos?

Re: Scots

Posted: 2018-02-19, 21:44
by atalarikt
linguoboy wrote:Nae bad. Hoo's yer doos?

Ah'm daein fine, thank ye.
Hae a myntin for guid Scots leid remit?

Re: Scots

Posted: 2018-03-16, 12:23
by atalarikt