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 Post subject: Scots dialects
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:21 pm 
According to http://www.dsl.ac.uk/dsl/INTRO/map.php?num=2 there are several dialects of Scots.

North insular Scots [Shetland]
South insular Scots [Orkney]
North Northern Scots [top of Caithness]
Mid Northern Scots [Morayshire/Banffshire]
South Northern Scots [Aberdeenshire]
East Mid Scots [Angus/Lothians/Fife.]
West Mid Scots [Strathclyde]
South mid Scots [Ayrshire/Dumfries and Galloway]
Southern Scots [Borders]

I'd like to hear people from each area say the same few sentences to transcribe the differences between them all.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:22 pm 
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Bit oversimplified though... Cities always have their own way of speaking.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:23 pm 
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I'll go first then :-

A dugiz daina sh!te an dainit doona stank


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:32 pm 
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What on earth does that say Mr G :shock:

Give us a sentence SnB and I'll happily try for you

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Glasgow uses "ra" for "the" a lot.

The north east turns wh into f.

There's also a kind of line somewhere down the middle between wean and bairn, and wir and oor.

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Mrs Rebel Highlander wrote:
What on earth does that say Mr G :shock:

A dog is doing a jobby and doing it down the drain. :lol:


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What on earth does that say Mr G :shock:

A dog is doing a jobby and doing it down the drain. :lol:



I get it noo :lol: :lol: :lol:

So can anyone translate my new signature

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 Post subject: Re: Scots dialects
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:00 pm 
Mrs RH

Here are a few wee sentences to play about with

. What time are we going to Peterhead?
. It was a beautiful day yesterday.
. I was looking forward to a cup of coffee.
. Where are my trousers?

Fit a fine rowie I hid i'streen
What a fine argument i had yesterday? :tomato:


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 Post subject: Re: Scots dialects
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:03 pm 
What a great buttery I had yesterday evening?


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 Post subject: Re: Scots dialects
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:07 pm 
Scottish Republican wrote:
Bit oversimplified though... Cities always have their own way of speaking.


True but each dialect of Scots will have local dialects and loan words thrown in making each of those nine more unique.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:12 pm 
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Fan we gan ti the Bloo Toon
Fit a fine day it wis i'streen
I wis lookin forrit ti a fine coffee, canna think of cup at the moment
Far's ma briks

Well done LJ, although I'd say i'streen as just yesterday

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 Post subject: Re: Scots dialects
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:15 pm 
I was close

Why do you call peterhead the blue toon?


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Aye, very similar in German - "gestern". I suppose it is originally "yester e'en". A lot of Scots words are more similar to German than English, but the similarity gets exaggerated sometimes.

Was in Wigtown last year, guy says "quairter past echt" (8.15), but the interesting thing was he sounded more like a north easterner than someone from the Central Belt.

The strange one is Hawick...

"Why do you call peterhead the blue toon?"

The blue mogganers?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:19 pm 
Scottish Republican wrote:
Glasgow uses "ra" for "the" a lot.

The north east turns wh into f.

There's also a kind of line somewhere down the middle between wean and bairn, and wir and oor.


Yin ans Ane as well. Yin is better though. ;)


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Ane ("een"/"ayn") - Yin - Wan.

Depending on where you're from.

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saorsa.no.bàs wrote:
I was close

Why do you call peterhead the blue toon?


Because of the blue worsted stockings the fishermen used to wear, but also because you can turn blue as it's usually cold there :wink:

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Mrs Rebel Highlander wrote:
Fan we gan ti the Bloo Toon
Fit a fine day it wis i'streen
I wis lookin forrit ti a fine coffee

See that is why I totally get your stance in regards the Doric, A'bh Highlander... because you do use that and I suppose speak like that, although water it down a little for the likes o me to understand you, but when I read what you've written there, I can hear you sayin it.


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 Post subject: Re: Scots dialects
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:56 pm 
Right these next two sentences will end years of wonder for me

. Where do you live?
. Where abouts?


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saorsa.no.bàs wrote:
Right these next two sentences will end years of wonder for me

. Where do you live?
. Where abouts?



In Angus,
Far dya bide
whar aboot...Furry boots (you set that one up, ya rabbar bampar !)

Another een............ Awa an decht yer doup....... go and clean your arse

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saorsa.no.bàs wrote:
Right these next two sentences will end years of wonder for me

. Where do you live?
. Where abouts?


Far di yi bide
Far aboot

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