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    Mura bhith dual-chainnt cumanta artifigeal aig a Bheurla Ghallda, chan fhaic mi croch a chuir air an cis far a bheil am Beurla cleachdte air sgths gu bheil esan an dual-chainnt cumanta sgribhte an diugh an ite ruidegin eile.

    Unless Scots gets a standard written form, English will continue to be the default one and dialects will continue to be Anglicized.

  • #2
    where abouts in scotland do you live smaoin?

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    • #3
      Please stay on topic when responding thanks. The subject is whether Lowland Scots should have a standardized form.

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      • #4
        since your so concerned about how we spell our words and how we speak and considering there are loads of local variations id be interested to know what accent you have yourself and where you live

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        • #5
          How pedestrian.

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          • #6
            The following video was shared in a Facebook Scots Language group as an example of the Scots language and to me, it sounds like local English with a lot of swearing. Surely there are huge differences between the dialects of English that can be identified as a Scots language and those that are Scots English dialects? It gives the impression that swearing is part of what turns an English language into Scots.

            https://www.facebook.com/gordon.sawe...2089230395899/

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            • #7
              so your not here to discuss it just ramble on about what you think it should be?

              thus i would presume....

              your not scottish (ie born here)
              youve "learned" gaelic because of some dubious "roots" youl be claiming.
              so now youl be an "expert" on our language and feel the need to tell the people of THIS country how we should speak and spell our own words (the words youve just learnt)

              seen it all before...very boring...bla bla bla youve learned a language..wow

              ps seen your vid before too and half of what he says IS in scots so youd better get back to your school books matey

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              • #8
                Why are you so defensive about being Scottish? how sad.

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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        O mo chreach.

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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            tollathon

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                            • #15
                              Actually according to that guy, its spelled "Fawkirk" and such spellings are promotted online by the Scots Language Forum on facebook set up by the Scots Language Centre. The problem is that there is no official written standard and so standard written English is used.

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