[Spellyans] Ulster Scots
everson at evertype.com
Sun Oct 6 23:52:41 BST 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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