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(Gizmodo)   Ye cannae appreciate 'arry Potter until ye read it in de 'riginal Scots   ( io9.gizmodo.com) divider line
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2018-01-22 06:26:48 PM  
Yer a wizard, 'arry. Now gi' us a beer.
 
2018-01-22 06:39:02 PM  
Ach-spelliarmus!
 
2018-01-22 06:52:41 PM  
Yer a coont, arry.
 
2018-01-22 06:53:39 PM  
I shouldna said tha. I should nahuh said tha.
 
2018-01-22 08:51:23 PM  
No true Scotsman sounds like that.
 
2018-01-22 09:18:31 PM  
Klingon is easier to read than Scottish.
 
2018-01-22 09:36:45 PM  
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You haven't experienced Harry Potter till you've read it in the original...

OkieDookie: Klingon is easier to read than Scottish.


GODDAMNIT *shakes tiny fist*
 
2018-01-22 09:36:58 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: I'm really good with accents most of the time.   Zero trouble with most middle east, African or Asian accents but damn I wish the Scots would come with an LCD embedded in their forehead that did subtitles.  Its like they all learned English from a stroke victim with a mouth full of pinballs.


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2018-01-22 09:42:16 PM  
My grandfather came over from Ayr. I can hear this in his voice.
 
2018-01-22 09:44:53 PM  

Stone Meadow: My grandfather came over from Ayr. I can hear this in his voice.


Ayr male
 
2018-01-22 09:52:21 PM  
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2018-01-22 09:58:31 PM  

OkieDookie: Klingon is easier to read than Scottish.


And understand.

Scottish Elevator With Voice Recognition (with subtitles)
Youtube BOUTfUmI8vs
 
2018-01-22 10:58:32 PM  

OkieDookie: Klingon is easier to read than Scottish.


This is Scots, not Scottish.

Scottish (the language of the Highlands) is a Gaelic language that was ultimately derived from Old Irish.
Scots (the language of the Lowlands) is a Germanic language that was ultimately derived from Middle English, albeit with a lot of influence from both Scottish and Modern English.
 
2018-01-22 11:28:07 PM  

Sum Dum Gai: OkieDookie: Klingon is easier to read than Scottish.

This is Scots, not Scottish.

Scottish (the language of the Highlands) is a Gaelic language that was ultimately derived from Old Irish.
Scots (the language of the Lowlands) is a Germanic language that was ultimately derived from Middle English, albeit with a lot of influence from both Scottish and Modern English.


Well look at the big brain on, Brad!
 
2018-01-23 01:16:08 AM  
Just gonae no dae that.

/just gonae no
 
2018-01-23 06:39:49 AM  
Ya cannae get wae Arry Potter til ya read it in Glasgae ya wee bawsack
 
2018-01-23 06:48:37 AM  
"The cabin crew suggested we all go out and club it. I had no option. It was that or one of their B&Bs. I figured it'd be safer on the streets. For the first time ever I saw the Scotch in their natural habitat, and it weren't pretty. I'd seen them huddling in stations before, being loud but... this time I was surrounded. Everywhere I went it felt like they were watching me; fish-white flesh puckered by the Highland breeze; tight eyes peering out for fresh meat; screechy, booze-soaked voices hollering out for a taxi to take 'em halfway up the road to the next all-night watering hole. A shatter of glass; a round of applause; a sixteen-year-old mother of three vomiting in an open sewer, bairns looking on, chewing on potato cakes. I ain't never going back... not never. "
 
2018-01-23 09:48:01 AM  
Does Harry have nae rolls?
 
2018-01-23 11:19:36 AM  
Rab C Nesbitt
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2018-01-23 02:08:53 PM  
Ron Swanson has this covered.

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2018-01-23 02:11:28 PM  

OkieDookie: Klingon is easier to read than Scottish.


And Macbeth is a better story.
 
2018-01-23 08:31:35 PM  

Sum Dum Gai: OkieDookie: Klingon is easier to read than Scottish.

This is Scots, not Scottish.

Scottish (the language of the Highlands) is a Gaelic language that was ultimately derived from Old Irish.
Scots (the language of the Lowlands) is a Germanic language that was ultimately derived from Middle English, albeit with a lot of influence from both Scottish and Modern English.


Gaelic is a Celtic language traditionally and in some cases today spoken in the Highlands.
Scots is an Anglic language traditionally spoken in the Central Belt and Borders that is related to, but not, English.
Scottish English is the Scots-influenced dialect of English spoken as the prestige language in Scotland today.
Scottish is as good a name for any as the hybrid of Scots and Scottish English spoken commonly in Scotland today. This is the one that gives non-Scottish people trouble as it is mistaken for an impenetrably thick accent.

Simple.
 
2018-01-24 12:47:15 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: I'm really good with accents most of the time.   Zero trouble with most middle east, African or Asian accents but damn I wish the Scots would come with an LCD embedded in their forehead that did subtitles.  Its like they all learned English from a stroke victim with a mouth full of pinballs.


It's not really an accent, it's more like a different language.

Here's Robert Burns being sarcastic:

"The young dogs, swinge them to the labour, Let wark an' hunger mak them sober! The hizzies, if they're oughtlins fausont, Let them in Drury lane be lesson'd! An' if the wives, an' dirty brats, Come thiggan at your doors an' yets, Flaffan wi' duds, an' grey wi' beese, Frightan awa your deucks an' geese; Get out a horse-whip, or a jowler, The langest thong, the fiercest growler, An' gar the tatter'd gipseys pack Wi' a' their bastarts on their back!"
 
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