whit a braw site. We should a' be prood o' wir mither tongue. Ye dinnie hear enough o' it noo. Keep up the guid work.
For all the doubters wondering if it's a language or not, check the link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_language
Dern Message 4/24/2004
just a message from an english lad. were studying scottish as part of english language. and the discussion was wether scottish was an accent dialect or a language in itself. wohat do you scots think?
Regarding the use of Scots in poetry, of course some verse is supreme for the times (Burns, MacDiarmid). But on the whole and without any bias either way, I think that it is not so sensitive as English for subtle matters. I think that it tends within a poem to create an abruptness, a sense of the material. With all this in mind, poems with a subtle transcendent feel seem better in English, whereas poems in Scots lean towards down to earth and materialistic styles. Am I right or wrong?