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Old 2nd June 2014, 15:44
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There's a lot of words for "idiot" I see.
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Old 18th July 2015, 01:14
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Nan robh e cànan an-eisimeileach, bhithinnsa na bu thoillichte gu bheil an t-ainm aige (a Bheurla Ghallda) an fhacal airson an duthaich cuideachd. S e diofar ann eadar Gàidhlig is Albannach ged a tha dàimh ann eatorra agus cha chanainnsa nach rachainn leis an smuain gur e breug eachdraidheil a tha ann gur e “Scots” an t-ainm aig a Bheurla Ghallda. Ghoid na luchd-labhairt an t-ainm bhon Gàidhlig.

Gin it wis an unthirlt leid, Id be happier thit the name o it (Scots) wis sib tae the countrie (Scotland. Thurs a difference atween Gaelic and Scotland maugre the fact thit they hae a strang link and I wuildnae say thit Id no agree wae the idea that its an historical untruth that Scots" is the name o Lowland Inglis. The spikkers stole the name frae Gaelic.
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Old 18th July 2015, 22:43
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I think there's a difference that isn't made clear by groups campaigning for the Scots language that many people speak Scottish English rather than Scots and that this is particularly so in the Central Belt. Scottish English is also a language variety indigenous to modern Scotland but it isn't really a separate language from Modern World English any more than Australian English is. Doric is probably the only really Scots language that comes from Middle English and is still spoken as a language in communities in Scotland today. Shetlandic and Orkney dialects were seen by their speakers as something different from Scots until last century but they are also nearer to what was a separate standardized language in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Scotland than anything spoken in Cumbernauld or Livingston today.
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