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2012-08-28 03:42:33 PM
Well if it's not Scottish it's crap.
 
2012-08-28 03:42:58 PM
So the Bible will read more like Trainspotting now?
 
2012-08-28 03:45:28 PM
Remember though... it's still the totally legit honest to goodness real deal word of god.
 
2012-08-28 03:46:56 PM
If someone didn't read it in English I doubt a Doric version is going to change that.
 
2012-08-28 03:47:01 PM
Och!
 
2012-08-28 03:47:35 PM
The Aberdonians have no excuse now that they can read Leviticus 20:15 in their native tongue.
 
2012-08-28 03:48:32 PM

Two16: Remember though... it's still the totally legit honest to goodness real deal word of god.


Are you trying to tell me that "An' noo, hen bairns, continue in heem, sae 'at when he appears we main be confident an' unashamed afair heem at his comin'" isn't the true word of God?
 
2012-08-28 03:51:20 PM
Odin frowns upon your shenanigans.
 
2012-08-28 03:51:24 PM
So how does 2 Samuel 10:4 read out?
 
2012-08-28 03:51:35 PM
Is it really another language when an English speaker can still read it? Seems pretty pointless to me.
 
2012-08-28 03:52:18 PM
I remember the last time I met an inprehensible Scot. See, the Kaiser had stolen our word for incomprehensible and I was wearing an onion on my belt, as was the style at the time...
 
2012-08-28 03:52:28 PM
I'm waiting for the Klingon translation...
Link
 
2012-08-28 03:52:50 PM

rjakobi: So how does 2 Samuel 10:4 read out?


"Sae Hanin seized David's ambassadors an' shaved aff half ay each man's beard, cut aff their robes at th' buttocks, an' sent them back tae David in sham."
 
2012-08-28 03:53:20 PM
FTA: "Noo, at Lystra, there was a cripple mannie vrang amo e feet fae e day he wis born, nivver haein waalkit. He wis hearknin tae Paul as he spak, an Paul, leukin him straicht in e ee an seein he hid e faith tae be made aa better, says till him wi a lood vice: "Stan straicht up on yer feet!" He jumpit up an set oot waalkin. An fan e crood saa fit Paul hid deen, they roart oot o them in their ain tongue, "E gods hiv come dooon till hiz in e form o a mannie.""

E dun tink E musten getten da rosetta stonin fer diz lainchwidg
 
2012-08-28 03:53:34 PM

CavalierEternal: So the Bible will read more like Trainspotting now?


Probably be a more interesting read, though no less confusing.
 
2012-08-28 03:53:51 PM
The Bible. It's not Scottish.
 
2012-08-28 03:54:27 PM

vudukungfu: The Bible. It's not Scottish.


probesport: Well if it's not Scottish it's crap.

 
2012-08-28 03:55:11 PM
Each Commandment to be followed by the phrase, "ARE YE DAFT??"
 
2012-08-28 03:58:25 PM
"Ye cannae save yer soul, aya, but ye kin save yer money."
The British Isles are populated by four races. First you have the Irish, who don't know what they want but are willing to fight to the death for it. Next the Scots, who believe in keeping the Sabbath and anything else they can get ahold of. Then there are the Welsh who have the tradition of praying on their knees and their neighbours. And lastly the English, who believe themselves to be a Self-Made race and thus relieve the Creator of an awful responsibility.
 
2012-08-28 03:58:32 PM
27.org
 
2012-08-28 04:01:09 PM

CavalierEternal: So the Bible will read more like Trainspotting now?


www.itusozluk.com
clearly one of jesus' apostles
 
2012-08-28 04:06:46 PM
Only Scots by wedlock, but I say Good on 'im! (he who translated/transliterated)
 
2012-08-28 04:07:22 PM
www.letsbuyscottish.com

upload.wikimedia.orgboth approve
 
2012-08-28 04:11:14 PM

CavalierEternal: Are you trying to tell me that "An' noo, hen bairns, continue in heem, sae 'at when he appears we main be confident an' unashamed afair heem at his comin'" isn't the true word of God?


Anyone who doesn't imagine God's voice having a Scottish accent is an obvious infidel.
 
2012-08-28 04:12:49 PM

freewill: CavalierEternal: Are you trying to tell me that "An' noo, hen bairns, continue in heem, sae 'at when he appears we main be confident an' unashamed afair heem at his comin'" isn't the true word of God?

Anyone who doesn't imagine God's voice having a Scottish accent is an obvious infidel.


God's voice is James Mason.

/ infidel
 
2012-08-28 04:14:08 PM
it was tricky finding Doric translations for words like "peace" and "joy"

Yes, because you live in Scotland.
 
2012-08-28 04:14:11 PM

sex0r: Is it really another language when an English speaker can still read it? Seems pretty pointless to me.


Shrug, then there is only one Germanic language. They're all related, if you can read one, you can read others.
 
2012-08-28 04:14:31 PM
Just need Scots that can actually speak Doric now. At least he could have translated it into a more useful and well known language such as sanskrit or cuneiform.
 
2012-08-28 04:17:17 PM

Spiralmonkey: freewill: CavalierEternal: Are you trying to tell me that "An' noo, hen bairns, continue in heem, sae 'at when he appears we main be confident an' unashamed afair heem at his comin'" isn't the true word of God?

Anyone who doesn't imagine God's voice having a Scottish accent is an obvious infidel.

God's voice is James Mason.

/ infidel


I always imagined if our cat could speak, his voice would sound like James Mason's.

Therefore, our cat is God, which makes sense, since He's been acting like it for 15 years.
 
2012-08-28 04:17:49 PM

Spiralmonkey: freewill: CavalierEternal: Are you trying to tell me that "An' noo, hen bairns, continue in heem, sae 'at when he appears we main be confident an' unashamed afair heem at his comin'" isn't the true word of God?

Anyone who doesn't imagine God's voice having a Scottish accent is an obvious infidel.

God's voice is James Mason.

/ infidel


I took so much acid I actually heard the voice of god one night.

it spoke clearly in my head and said:

tittie sprinkles
 
2012-08-28 04:18:30 PM

spawn73: sex0r: Is it really another language when an English speaker can still read it? Seems pretty pointless to me.

Shrug, then there is only one Germanic language. They're all related, if you can read one, you can read others.


Yeah ... I can't understand German at all but I found I could navigate around Berlin. German 'reads' fairly well to an English speaking person.
 
2012-08-28 04:29:00 PM
But will they print it in Qwghlmian?
 
2012-08-28 04:31:59 PM
Don't knock the practice. I recall seeing something on public TV about a native American woman in New England who was working on a degree in linguistics. Her professor handed her an antique Bible in her language and asked her to resurrect that language.. She used it to piece together the language, is teaching other people in the community and her daughter is the first tribal member to be a native speaker of that language in 100 years.

These old Bibles may wind up being the only window into extinct languages in the next century. IMO, that's the only good use for them, besides being doorstops.
 
2012-08-28 04:43:57 PM
Like the Doric, there is no word for peace in Nac Mac Feegle.
 
2012-08-28 04:43:57 PM

limeyfellow: Just need Scots that can actually speak Doric now. At least he could have translated it into a more useful and well known language such as sanskrit or cuneiform.


Well, Kevin McKidd (Trainspotting, Grey's Anatomy) can do it just fine - he used it for one of the characters he voiced in Pixar's "Brave" this summer. Relatives of mine lived in northeastern Scotland for about five years (Dundee, so the south side of the northeast, I guess) and one of them had to "translate" what the character was saying, when she and I saw "Brave." It's easy enough to sort out on the printed page, though.

Interestingly, McKidd said in an interview that the writers had originally planned to just use made-up words, but he showed them that Doric would be just as incomprehensible. ;)
 
2012-08-28 04:46:18 PM
The Bible read in Scottish would be fun. Might even make me convert, if i wasn't a Christian already.
 
2012-08-28 04:51:01 PM
Amazing that it's taken this long, particularly given that the Bible has already been translated into polari.
 
2012-08-28 04:51:33 PM
My ex-wife once told me her church was running missions around town. I explained that, being part of the bible belt, they had converted pretty much anybody who was going to, and what she was really doing was drumming up business for the pastor.
 
2012-08-28 04:52:46 PM
it was tricky finding Doric translations for words like "peace" and "joy".

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That's pretty much all anyone needs to know about the Scots
 
2012-08-28 04:55:57 PM
Angus 3:16
And the Angel said unto the Shepard's " Lo those are mighty lusty sheep"
And the Shepard's rejoiced
 
2012-08-28 04:56:32 PM

Spiralmonkey: freewill: CavalierEternal: Are you trying to tell me that "An' noo, hen bairns, continue in heem, sae 'at when he appears we main be confident an' unashamed afair heem at his comin'" isn't the true word of God?

Anyone who doesn't imagine God's voice having a Scottish accent is an obvious infidel.

God's voice is James Mason.

/ infidel


Does that mean that Noah's voice is Sean Connery?

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-08-28 04:57:11 PM
sorry, I didn't get any of that.
 
2012-08-28 04:57:44 PM

lockers: My ex-wife once told me her church was running missions around town. I explained that, being part of the bible belt, they had converted pretty much anybody who was going to, and what she was really doing was drumming up business for the pastor.


yea, the southern baptists are a pretty great business model.
 
2012-08-28 04:58:31 PM

soundguy: it was tricky finding Doric translations for words like "peace" and "joy".

------

That's pretty much all anyone needs to know about the Scots


As a Scottsman, I have to tell ya...it's funny 'cause tis true!
 
2012-08-28 05:11:10 PM
Incomprehensible English dialect is surprisingly comprehensible.
 
2012-08-28 05:18:18 PM

Farking Canuck: spawn73: sex0r: Is it really another language when an English speaker can still read it? Seems pretty pointless to me.

Shrug, then there is only one Germanic language. They're all related, if you can read one, you can read others.

Yeah ... I can't understand German at all but I found I could navigate around Berlin. German 'reads' fairly well to an English speaking person.


English's nearest living relative is Frisian, which was almost identical to Old English back in the day. They followed parallel evolution, but Frisian didn't adopt so many Latin and Greek words. Frisian is pretty much what English would be today if not for the influence of Mediterranean languages.

Frisian is not mutually intelligible with English, but Scottish is. Scottish is as likely an English dialect as it is a separate language.

Bottom line: There's no reason to learn Scottish or Frisian (apart from curiosity), because all their native speakers already speak a more common language: English for the Scots, and German/Dutch/Danish for the Frisians.
 
2012-08-28 05:19:09 PM
The Scots speak french?
 
2012-08-28 05:36:07 PM
Ach, away wi' ye, ye great girl's blouse.
 
2012-08-28 06:21:58 PM

theolinc: FTA: "Noo, at Lystra, there was a cripple mannie vrang amo e feet fae e day he wis born, nivver haein waalkit. He wis hearknin tae Paul as he spak, an Paul, leukin him straicht in e ee an seein he hid e faith tae be made aa better, says till him wi a lood vice: "Stan straicht up on yer feet!" He jumpit up an set oot waalkin. An fan e crood saa fit Paul hid deen, they roart oot o them in their ain tongue, "E gods hiv come dooon till hiz in e form o a mannie.""

E dun tink E musten getten da rosetta stonin fer diz lainchwidg


Translation courtesy:

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2012-08-28 06:38:22 PM
I know Scots/Doric is right on that edge of being considered a distinct language (like Middle English is considered a separate language from modern English) but damn if I can't understand it well :D

Then again, supposedly Doric does have a fair amount of influence on Appalachian English, to the point that really deep Appalachian English does have the occasional Doricism show up, which probably explains much :D
 
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