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Elly 
Posted: 26-May-2005, 06:47 PM
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Rosemary, you`ll find most of folk in Central Scotland speak Lallans in their own home, but it is a necessity that we can be understood in our commerical business too, we can`t run about spouting Lallans in our business dealings and if we are ever to have more say in the `running` of our country, it would really fall into Westminster`s lap, if they could say, `who the hell can understand that lot north of the border` so how can they communicate, they can hardly speak English, how could they possibly `run their own country` nobody understand them. whether we like it or not english is the No.1 language in the world and of course you need to be understood.

I don`t think it`s a case of our own tongue disappearing, we rely on tourism a great deal, so No!. I disagree with you, our own way of speaking will never disappear completely, if it does it will be out of need, out of habit, of speaking `properly`, to be understood, but even taking that into consideration I doubt very much it will disappear, scots, most scots are very passionate about their culture.

Gaelic was a completely different story.
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Posted: 26-May-2005, 07:04 PM
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Hi Elly! I am sorry. I did not quite express myself well, did I? I hear what you are saying about needing to be understood in the commercial world. What I was referring to was in the home. Here, if folks want to live and communicate with the community, country and world, they have to learn English spoken by all. But in their own private homes they still will speak their native tongue, albeit Spanish, Native American or whatever they were raised with. See what I am saying? That's what I meant to ask and I went about it wrong. sad.gif But thanks very much for your reply and explanation.

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Posted: 26-May-2005, 07:51 PM
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nae bother at aw, hen biggrin.gif
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Posted: 27-May-2005, 03:13 AM
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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.

Hi CR. The reason i didn't use Nicht was because not many people use it in spoken speech in central Scotland. If you go to some of the rural areas you might here the old boys using it, but it's not a word i personally hear very often. In written Scots more of the older words are used like ilka - every siccar- sure etc. But you won't hear them spoken so often. I don't think Scots will die out, but it is becoming more anglicised.
Oops i see i got a tos violation too. laugh.gif It was meant to be B*tch fou - Drunk.
I thought the words i used where pretty tame. I could've used worse. wink.gif
Hullo there Elly Howzitgaun? A wis beginin tae think a wis the only Scot here. laugh.gif


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Posted: 27-May-2005, 11:52 AM
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hullo Cu Dubh, aye anither yin o` Jock Tamson`s weans here biggrin.gif awrabest thumbs_up.gif
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Posted: 27-May-2005, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for the heads up about the drinking words. I am flying over on less than a month and will be with a bunch of Football Coaches. If they are any thing like the English Coaches I was with 5 years ago, I will need all the help I can get after they have a few pints. If you have any words that describe sports in particular to football/soccer, please get them on the site soon. I need to brush up on them.

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Posted: 27-May-2005, 04:48 PM
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Ok. Here's some Scottish fitba team relatit wurds:-

Celtic - The Bhoys, The Tic, The Hoops
Rangers - The Bears
Falkirk - The Bairns
Partick Thistle - The Jags
Dundee United - The Arabs
Dundee - The Dee
Heart of Midlothian - The Jam Tarts
St. Johnstone - The Saints
Clyde - The Bully Wee
Motherwell -The Well
Hibernian - Hibs, Hibees
Aberdeen - The Dons
Hamilton Academicals - Accies
Dunfermline - The Pars
Queen of the South - The Doonhamers
Livingstone - The Lions

Jist dinnae talk aboot 1967 tae a Gers fan or 1690 tae a Tic fan. wink.gif
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Posted: 27-May-2005, 05:06 PM
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Cheers,
Being in Glasgow for part of the time, I am going to try to avoid the Bhoys vs. the Gers debate. Though I am sure the Celtic Fans will be bragging about being a top the Table and by the time I get there the Cup will have been played out. So they might have the Double.

Any good beer that I should try when over there. I am sure I will get a wierd look ordering a Bud Light. If the accent doesn't give me away first.

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Posted: 27-May-2005, 05:17 PM
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Any good beer that I should try when over there. I am sure I will get a wierd look ordering a Bud Light. If the accent doesn't give me away first.

Try Tennent's lager or McEwan's lager and you won't go far wrong. beer_mug.gif
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Posted: 27-May-2005, 05:37 PM
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I've had McEwan's before, as I recall it was very good. We were lucky, they had just got the shipment so it hadn't been sitting around.

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Hey C and Rs!! Were you all trying to hide this thread from me?!!? wink.gif


I may be going all willy-nilly learning the Gidhlig but I think I could add another language and not go too crazy!!

I have a bit of catching up to do, though. I think I'm gonna have to buy another notebook to keep all of the notes!!!


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Posted: 07-Jun-2005, 03:15 AM
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Hullo there Sonee, Howzitgaun?

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Were you all trying to hide this thread from me?!!? 

Naw we wurnae tryin tae plank this threed fae ye ataw. wink.gif
C'moan in...the mair the merrier. Looks lik yi'll be needin a new jotter efter aw. biggrin.gif

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Posted: 07-Jun-2005, 04:05 AM
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Here's some mair wurds tae keep ye gaun...

Pour Rain - Teem
To Empty - Tim
To Rinse - Syn
To Wipe - Dicht
Wash - Sapple
To Clear - Redd
Smell - Reek
Jump -loup
Finished Work - Lous'd
Talk - Blether
B.S.er - Bletherskite
To Vomit/gag - Boke
Grimace - Girn
Soaking Wet - Drookit
Cry - Greet
Stubborn - Thrawn
Sullen - Door
Rubbish tip - Cowp

It wis TEEMin o rain the ither day. So a REDDed oot the hoose. The place wis lik a COWP so it wis. It wis REEKin! A geed the table a guid DICHT, SYNd oot the cups an' geed the claes a wee sapple through. Then a went roon the back tae TIM the rubbish oot - Last nicht's madras wis geenmae the dry BOAK when that auld BLETHERSKITE fae next door comes oot. Well b' time she'd stoaped BLETHERin a wis DROOKIT. Onywey ah'm no daein anither thing the day - that's me LOUS'D!

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Posted: 08-Jun-2005, 12:13 AM
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Hullo C!! Ah'm just after having a shower. Ah pit baith ma bairn ta bed, noo ah have a wee bit o time tae myself!! Ah'll be aff tae ma bed afore long, though. Ma bastartin washing machine is broken.!! I have a lad coming to ma hoose tae fix it at 9am!!! (At's a wee bit early for me to be having company!!)


thanks for the words C!!
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Posted: 08-Jun-2005, 05:21 AM
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Ma bastartin washing machine is broken

Spoken lik a native! Noo ye widnae hiv goat awa wae that yin if ye'd skrieved it in English laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Pure dead brilliant! biggrin.gif
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