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Old 1st September 2015, 14:21
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Why are you so defensive about being Scottish? how sad.
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Old 1st September 2015, 14:27
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My ancestry is African. They left about a hundred thousand years ago in the direction of Springburn and Cumbernauld. This thread however is about the way people speak the Scots language in Scotland today and how nebulous it has become as a language thanks to the lack of a standardized written form as suggested by someone else in this forum, who I believe from reading his discussion on facebook, speaks "Falkirk" or "Fawkirk" Scots andI would imagine that he and many others would be interested in a discussion on the situation whether it was started by a Ugandan or a crofter from Skye.
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Old 1st September 2015, 14:30
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If that video is in Scots then it demonstrates that today "Scots" just refers to English as spoken locally in Scotland rather than a separate language. Thanks for making that clear.
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Old 1st September 2015, 15:08
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so you admit your not scottish then....your ancestry is africans who left in the direction of cumbernauld a hundred thousand years ago?.....have you ever made any sense?

the only thing im defensive about is clowns from overseas attempting to tell the people who live here how we should live our lives, speak our language and spell our words....we wont change it no matter how many classes or online conversations you have.

you know nothing about "todays scots" other than what your "just learned a new language" online mates tell you.

you clearly havent a clue about every day scots language...so some one says Fawkirk...he still spells it FALKIRK though as thats how its spelt and no interfering from some eejit from elsewhere will ever change that im afraid.
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O mo chreach.
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Old 1st September 2015, 15:26
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I can listen to Scottish tv shows such as "the Scheme" which is available on youtube to get an idea as to the way Scots speakers speak every day. For all you know, I am Scottish. I choose to leave you in the dark on that as its not stricty relevent nor should it be the focus as to whether Scots is the same language as English (English being the only available standardized written form for the various dialects which have very little in common in the case of for instance, Shetlandic (whoses speakers didnt even regard their language as Scots until last century) and Ayrhshire Scots (which is presumably whats heard on "the Scheme" as it was filmed in Kilmarnock.
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