[Spellyans] Ulster Scots

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sun Oct 6 23:52:41 IST 2013


On 6 Oct 2013, at 17:25, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:

> Because the language is English.  It might be a Scottish form of it, retaiing many Middle English vowels, but it's still English. 

This is incorrect. Scots as a grammar of its own which differs in many ways from English. 

> "En effeck, tedn naw deffernt from thu Cornesh dialeck uv Inglesh, an' theer's lawds uv tales bin wrettan down en un".

That's just not true. While Cornish dialect is a dialect of English, Scots is not a dialect of English, but a closely-related language. 

> Cornu-English gets no funding at all, and it should.

I don't dispute this. 

> Only 30 years ago you heard it everywhere, but such has been the effect of mass in-migration, TV and radio that it's close to extinction.

That's true for many dialects throughout the UK.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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