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 Post subject: Scots quiz
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:29 pm 
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Div yae ken yir neeps fae yir tatties?

http://www.scotland.org/scots-language-quiz-3/

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Didnae ken whit a 'ashet' wis, goat thi rest richt tho.


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It's surprising how many words are adaptations from Old French... The Auld Alliance certainly had more influence than at times it is given credit for.

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"Puggie caird" is a new one on me. "Puggie" means "fruit machine" round here!

I didn't get that one or "lammer".

They misspell "teuchter" as well!

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Just think about it.A puggie is a bank which holds and hands out money,so does a fruit machine.

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I got that bit, but a cash machine and a fruit machine are a bit different.

Unless you're staying in a certain part of Dundee LOL!*

I put down "monkey business" being over clever, since "puggie" can mean monkey, and "caird" = tinker = business.

* http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t ... l-12243657

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A Jolly Sailor wrote:
It's surprising how many words are adaptations from Old French... The Auld Alliance certainly had more influence than at times it is given credit for.

Would that be the reason for many Scots word ending in 'ie' rather than 'y'?


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It's certainly a linguistic possibility, though I must admit I hadn't looked at it from that angle before. I think the idea's perfectly credible, given the amount of influence the French and their language had on Scotland over the centuries.

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Gael wrote:
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It's surprising how many words are adaptations from Old French... The Auld Alliance certainly had more influence than at times it is given credit for.

Would that be the reason for many Scots word ending in 'ie' rather than 'y'?


No...

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Go on then, give us your opinion!

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Both occur in Middle and Modern English. No evidence of being French. Dutch and Low German form such endings in -je.

What is French, however is the plural in -s found in both English and Lowland Scots. The usual Germanic plural is -en, as in women, kine, shune, or a vowel change, as in geese. The plural in -s as in maws, hooses, birks etc

Also French, the diminutive -et (-ette) as in gushet, ashet etc

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Ah'm epic! Goat them ah richt. No' too shair how this forum works mind you. Ah'm no' very technically minded! :dontfeed: :saltire:

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