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Old 31st May 2007, 00:05
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Scots vs. Scots Gaelic

Hello everyone- I haven't been here in a while and I'd like to know, which language is more commonplace-Scots or Scots Gaelic?

Do people who speak Scots understand people who speak Scots Gaelic, and vice versa?
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Old 1st June 2007, 23:28
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Can someone please answer this question?
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Old 2nd June 2007, 09:14
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Why? You've never taken a blind bit of notice when we've answered your questions.
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Old 2nd June 2007, 16:31
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I know we had our differences in the past-that's the past. I'm going to make sure I read everyone's post.
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Old 2nd June 2007, 16:34
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Why? You've never taken a blind bit of notice when we've answered your questions.
What are you talking about? Why are you giving me a hard time?
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Old 2nd June 2007, 19:17
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I went to another forum and was told:

English is used and understood throughout Scotland, though with dialect variations - vocabulary, idiom and accent - that make it distinctively Scottish.

Scots or Lallans is a Germanic tongue typical of the south and east of the country; it is a close cousin of English. It is also spoken in Ulster.

Scottish Gaelic is a Celtic language that survives in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It is related to Irish, and far more distantly to Welsh and Breton.

Celtic languages and Germanic languages are never mutually comprehensible. However, as all Scots can speak English, the problem does not arise.

Does anyone have anything to add?
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Old 3rd June 2007, 07:51
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Why? You've never taken a blind bit of notice when we've answered your questions.
Why do you assume I'm not going to pay attention to what's being posted now?
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