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Date Posted: 17:15:41 01/06/05 Thu
In reply to: Dave (UK) 's message, "I'll repeat myself..." on 16:54:07 01/06/05 Thu
"As I have already stated, old Scots words are used with various dialects in Scotland. This is not old Scots. This is not the language of Burns."
You don't speak like Shakespeare.
"They are not speaking old Scots any more than I am speaking French when i say restaurant. What you heard in Aberdeen was "Doric". This is a dialect, not a language."
Burns spoke a "dialect" too. It even got called "Doric" (the use of the term was broader then).
Standard English is a DIALECT in itself.
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Date Posted: 17:36:41 01/06/05 Thu
We seem to be engaging in operations in semantics now. As you have decided to reclassify dialects as languages, you should have originally stated that there are over ten languages in Scotland, and not merely Lowland Scots and Gaelic.
Aberdeen/North East (Doric)
...among many others I'm sure
It must be pointed out that many of the groups above do not understand one another’s dialect, sorry, language – obviously due to enormous deficiencies in their schooling, as obviously happened to me.
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