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Old 01-24-2010, 05:08 AM
 
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Default Lowlands/Lallans Scots language

This topic came up on another forum so I thought I'd start a thread here.

Lowlands Scots language (or dialect depending on your source) is spoken in, well...the lowlands of Scotland (as opposed to highland Gaelic speakers). It's also used in some parts of Northern Ireland. The origins of the language are Germanic with roots in Northern middle English.

Scots Language Society, Lallans & Scotsoun Hame Page

A wee sample:

The pages in ablo this ane gies ye swatches frae back issues o Lallans magazine. Please mynd at oor writers in bein guid til us an til yersels, allouin thair wark ti be set furth on the Wab lik this.

I love listening to people speak this, as my hub does often. Anyone else?
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:02 AM
 
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Since I'm a lowland Scot not particularly - I am not a fan of our accent but my fiance is fond of the accent.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:12 AM
 
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Really? I love the accent. My family in Michigan loves to hear my hub speak.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Really? I love the accent. My family in Michigan loves to hear my hub speak.
Yep I guess it is ok, its the slang ned talk that I REALLY hate with a passion. All my fiances family love my accent though.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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Yep I guess it is ok, its the slang ned talk that I REALLY hate with a passion. All my fiances family love my accent though.
Aye, a thick Glasgwegian accent peppered with slang and spoken by a ned can be indecipherable to me.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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Aye, a thick Glasgwegian accent peppered with slang and spoken by a ned can be indecipherable to me.
Likewise LOL if I can't understand it then what chance has anyone else got
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