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C Dubh 
Posted: 13-May-2005, 03:14 AM
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Ok, A'll pit mair up in a day or twa. smile.gif


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Posted: 13-May-2005, 06:40 PM
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Thank ye, Cu Dubh! thumbs_up.gif


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Posted: 15-May-2005, 10:27 AM
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Here's some mair fur ye...

Above - Abuin
Below - Ablow
Forward - Furrit
Reverse - Hintside
Before - Afore
Behind - Ahint
Right Handed - Richt haundit
Left Handed - caurie fistit
Slow - Saunter
Swift - swippert
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Posted: 15-May-2005, 05:16 PM
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I thought I'd venture into a Scottish English thread to see the fuss!!!! wink.gif

Was just wondering though, does that mean that Scots has the ch /x/ sound of Gaidhlig, Welsh, Gaeilge and most Germanic languages as well as the j of Spanish and the c'h of Breton?

And does Scots have different words for Scotland, Scottish, England and English?


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Posted: 16-May-2005, 05:59 AM
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Scots the language is sometimes called Lallans & the dialect of Scots spoken in the N.E is called Doric. English becomes Inglis in Scots and The English people are Sassanach's borrowing from the Gaelic. Yes Siarls Scots has the CH sound:- friCHt - fright, miCHt -might, siCHt - sight etc. I read a report recently that the CH sound was dying out amongst younger Scots & in some areas like Glasgow you won't here the CH sound at all. In fact many Scots words are falling out of use as the kids nowadays seem to think speaking Scots is old fashioned. Where i live everyone over the age of 30 says 'Ken' meaning know, but everyone under 30 uses the English word. My Grandfather would tell me when i was young
i had to prove i was a true Scotsman by saying:- 'It's a braw bricht moon licht nicht the nicht' - It's a beautiful bright moon tonight. laugh.gif
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Posted: 16-May-2005, 06:53 AM
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How did ye managed to do that without making a knot o' yer tounge??? rolleyes.gif


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Posted: 16-May-2005, 09:46 AM
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I remember my mother telling me that when she first moved to Scotland, she couldn't understand a word her father-in-law (my late grandfather) was saying. The word she remembers above all else was messages. That means shopping, doesn't it?
For ages, she hadn't a clue what he was on about when he'd say, "I'm off to do the messages". My mother would just smile and nodd!!!
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Posted: 16-May-2005, 01:38 PM
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Aye that's right. Messages is one of those words that's never fallen out of use up here. Nobody goes 'shopping' in Scotland. We all go for 'oor messages' biggrin.gif
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Thanks so much Cu Dubh! I added your new words to my list! wink.gif

"messages" for shopping?! Now that is an interesting way to say it. smile.gif

It is too bad about the young people not wanting to learn the Scots. How sad. It is like that here with our Native American people not wanting to learn the old language of their ancestors. I hate to see languages die out. sad.gif

Hope this thread keeps going and growing! smile.gif
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Posted: 20-May-2005, 01:16 PM
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Some mair Scots wurds fur ye CR...

Cupboard - Press
Hall - Lobby
Window - Windae
Floor - Flair
Chimney - Lum
Wall - Wa
Latch - Sneck
Clock - Knock
Courtyard Alley - Close
Light - Licht
Toilet - Cludgie
Fence stake - Palin
Hut/cottage - Bothy
House - Hoose
Pie dish - Ashet
Wallie - Dug - China dog
Drain - Stank/Syver
Roof pipe - Rone
Wipe - Dicht
Rinse - Sine
Dust - Stoor
Bad smell - Mingin
Smelly - Boggin
Dirty - Clatty
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Oh, thank ye sae much, Cu Dubh! Ah'm addin them tae ma list.

(Feel free to correct the above) biggrin.gif
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I don't really think the 'Thank ye' fits in CR. In Scots 'ye' means you :-
Wull ye go ma messages? - Will you my shopping?
Ur ye? Are you?
Whit ur ye gonnae dae? - What are you going to do?

But 'you' is not always spoken as 'ye'

thanks or ta or even Thank You seems more natural to me than 'Thank ye'

Other than than - Spoken like a native. biggrin.gif

'Pound' is another word like that.

A pun o mince. A pound of mince.

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A pound note. NOT A pun note rolleyes.gif

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Posted: 25-May-2005, 06:57 PM
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Och! Thank you sae much, Cu Dubh! Ah dinna ken that. ohmy.gif

Ah hope yur doin weel. Mair words please! smile.gif

It is hard to put the words together when you don't know the sentence structure of the language as well. Did that make sense? unsure.gif

I have printed out several Scots words from sites, but not all of them have all the words. sad.gif

Thanks again! smile.gif
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Posted: 26-May-2005, 03:41 AM
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Aye, ah'm no bad ataw the noo CR, thanks. smile.gif
Here's some mair wurds fur ye then...
Drink relatit this time. laugh.gif

Alcoholic drink - Bevy
Alcoholic drink - Swally
Drunk - Steamin
Drunk - Steamboats
Drunk - Paraletic
Drunk - Fou
Drunk - Blootered
Drunk - Stocious
Drunk - **TOS VIOLATION** fou
Drunk - Plaistert
Drunk - Puggled
Drunk - Moroculous
Scuffle - Stramash
Become Angry - Go yer dinger
Weapon - Chib
Getting Dunk - Oan the bevy
Getting Drunk - Oan the swally
Buckfast wine - Buckie
Alcoholic - Jakey
Carry out of Alcoholic drinks - Cargo
Off License - Offies
Leave hurriedly - Shoot the craw
Fight - Rammy
Many -Ween

Here's a wee conversation i made up CR to try and put some of the words into context. It's not written in full Scots, but then not many people speak full Scots now. So for instance i've written Night as Night not nicht. Anyway in the central belt of Scotland people tend to talk more like this...

'Did ye hear the rammy Friday night shug?'
'Naw, whit happened?'
'Big Tam git chibbed ootside the offies. Seems he hid a bit o a stramash wae some wee neds that hid been oan the swally aw day. Big Tam wis goin his dinger, bit thur wis a ween o thum'
'Jeez-o, ye never no the minute. Ah seen a crowd o thum last night aw blootered oot the brains oan that Buckie. They should ban yon stuff'
'Aye, too true. It's no fit furra jakey that stuff. Onywey, a better shoot the craw. Afore the wife goes her dinger anaw. See ye roon Shug'
'Aye, see ye later.
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Posted: 26-May-2005, 05:51 PM
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Thanks Cu Dubh!

I like the drinking words! LOL

I see you also did a Tos Violation! OOPS! laugh.gif

Why did you not put in nicht instead of night? I don't understand that. Not many Scots speak the language anymore? Do you think it will die out eventually? Or do you see a resurgance of it, like the Gaelic?

Thanks for your help! I am adding the words to my ever growing list! thumbs_up.gif
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