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Old 29th June 2015, 11:31
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Hes making his innovations public for people to be aware of and basing them on older written texts along with how people pronounce words today. Thats hardly just making up words.
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Old 29th June 2015, 12:06
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Jlhj fd asljladcn ldcnl e lnadlie nl al cpawjc lkjac. Achs cnanc enkac dndjch bksj cberkhds ckjehr asd e adskn oa oaneoc. HAHAHAHA! Sncie snc rnacnea a cacek.
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Old 29th June 2015, 12:18
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where would we be if everyone "innovated" their own spelling of words?

we are all taught the same language/spelling at school for a reason.

its neither scots, gaelic or english but a mixture of all 3 that no one will ever easily understand.

esperanto anyone?
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Old 29th June 2015, 12:38
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The guys making an effort and has a page on facebook about his ideas. Theres next to no Gaelic in his orthography and if anything, its nearer to Scandinavian. Most modern Scots writing on facebook is colloquial English with a few remnants of when Scots was an entirely separate language in the sixteenth century. Hes trying to undo the Anglicizing of written Scots and I agree its not the most likely candidate for an artificial register that will be chosen, but most written languages have artificial written registers. Norwegian has two.
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Old 29th June 2015, 13:14
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if hes trying to undo the anglification of written scots then why isnt it simply written in scots?

most scots can understand written scots(to a degree) so anyone changing it would be just lead to less people understanding what is written.

so what is the point in that?
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Old 29th June 2015, 13:19
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I believe he wants to recreate a standard written form that isn't English. John M Tait has written about this in many of his articles and sees standard English as being a threat to his own Shetland dialect.

https://sites.google.com/site/scotsthreip/
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Old 29th June 2015, 13:33
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a page fully understandable because..............?


now if he had written it in his own interpretation of how words should be spelt how many people would be able to read it?

the ability to communicate is whats key
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