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Subject: Re: Scots ?
From: Colin Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Colin Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 3 May 1994 18:23:23 +0000
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Jim McNeil writes:
 
> Scots is EITHER a dialect of English OR a language on its own
> deriving from the same roots as English.
 
> It is spoken in lowland Scotland,
> and has its own dialects.
 
Just a few points to follow up.
 
The fact that Scots has dialects of its own tends to show that Scots isn't
_a dialect_, of English or of anything.
 
It would be as true to say that English is a dialect of Scots, as it is to say
that Scots is a dialect of English.
 
Also, as well as being spoken in the lowlands, there is more Scots to be heard
nowadays in the north-east (especially outside commuting distance from
Aberdeen) and in Orkney and Shetland.
 
 
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