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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:28 am 
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How come no one's tried to revive Norn? Shetlandic only really started being spoken after the union of the crowns.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:42 am 
Scottish Republican wrote:
How come no one's tried to revive Norn? Shetlandic only really started being spoken after the union of the crowns.


I don't know. I've read that Faroese was more than mutually intelligible with Norn, so I can't imagine it being difficult to ressurect in some form. I do know that Shetlandic families actively sent their children to Scotland to learn to speak 'Scottie' as a status symbol, in much the same way that say Clan C*mpbell would have sent it's children to England.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:23 am 
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Heard some locals speaking Norn on the Fair Isle once. Certainly was not Shetlandic. National Trust can settle you there for £300 a year. Better if you can learn to work the wool.


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