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 Post subject: The Mither tongue
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:41 pm 
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Here is a guid site.

http://www.billykay.co.uk/Pages/ScotsTheMitherTongue2.asp

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 2:50 pm 
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Just hope it's better than the book which was full of contradictions and errors!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Billy Kay is one of the leading influences in the movement to legitimise Scots as a valid spoken and literary language. More power to his pen ! And voice !


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:05 pm 
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aye, when he gets his facts right... :roll:

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the movement to legitimise Scots as a valid spoken and literary language.


and I think that predates him by several decades too...

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It ios a MOVEMENT and he is only one of many, but he is important.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:58 pm 
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I think Hugh MacDiarmid, Willie Soutar, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Helen Cruickshank etc etc all have more to do with it... I don't mind Billy Kay, but I think he's a fairly mediocre writer.

I get a wee bit pissed off with some of the "translations" that I see getting done, because they're so bad. But then again, I live in Edinburgh, so I don't hear much of the real thing these days. (When I lived up north, I heard proper Doric all the time.)

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Astonishing that at school I learned English, latin, French and German with even some Gaelic, but Zero Scxots. Of course Burns once a year just before 25 January.

I grew up hearing Scots all around me (in Fife) but still have problems in writing in that langauge ! In that I am sure, I am not alone.


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