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Name: baz 4/10/2004
Email: www.baz1010@hotmail.com
URL: http://
Airtit bi: Juist comin ower it.

i hiv bin in holland fur 3 n a haf years noo, in of course ye hiv 
tae spik english tae get understood, bit that disna mean ye 
gie up the mithers toungue. and it is its ane language 
PETER! ye hiv tae ask yersel if yer a true blue or nae?
i noo spik a fair bit o dutch noo so i dinna hae tae spik so 
muckle english. my wife is dutch n im teachin her tae spik 
scots n she hiz a rare time learnin it. 

lang live the mither tongue!

Name: Claire 4/1/2004
URL: http://
Airtit bi: A Wittins Curn.

I'm 18 and the daughter of two Scot's speakers.  My brother 
picked it up, but unfortunately we moved from Morayshire to 
Ross-shire (above Inverness) where it is not so strongly 
spoken, before I was born, so I've not picked it up 
completely.  I understand it though, and am very interested in 
it.  I spend ages on here exploring and especially love the 
sound bites.

Note to Peter: clearly you've been away from Scotland so 
long that you've lost your sense of national pride.  Teaching 
children our Scot's language would encourage them to feel 
proud of their country.  We have plenty to be proud of, its just 
a shame we dont instil it in our youngsters.  You can speak 
Scot's and still write perfect English.   Its OUR dialect, I'm 
proud to be Scottish and even those who get in a muddle 
with it find it fascinating.  I've always had a giggle when 
people don't understand what my dad says, but I've found 
many people manage to speak Scot's and still get 
understood perfectly well.  I think its special, I feel I've 
missed out on something by not being able to speak it 

Whether its a language or a dialect is irrelevant.  It's unique 
and fascinating and losing it would mean losing part of our 
identity.  I think its brilliant to keep it alive.  I, for one, would 
much rather speak Scot's than just plain, boring old English 
with nothing to distinguish me from our good ol' neighbours 
across the border.  

Name: Claire 4/1/2004
URL: http://
Airtit bi: A Wittins Curn.

Oh, has anyone read the "dash o' doric" books? They're 
hilarious and after reading them, I kept coming out with these 
words I don't usually use! Plus theres a dictionary in the back 
for any words you don't understand. A lot of fun!

Name: Peter Smith 3/25/2004
Email: thesmith@us.ibm.com
Hamepage: Team Rolling Thunder
URL: http://www.teamrollingthunder.com
Airtit bi: Juist comin ower it.
Airt: BBC web site

I'm an expat scot living in the USA for four years now.
While this is usefull for reference purposes the last thing the 
Scots need to do is make themselves even harder to 
It is quite clear to me that its not a seperate language at all 
just a different accent with a few local words thrown in and 
the same would apply to Geordies, Cumbrians etc. If we keep 
this up nobody will understand anybody else who lives in the 
next town.
As for teaching kids "Scots" I'm glad I don't pay UK taxs 

Name: Scott 3/14/2004
Email: sbieser@earthlink.net
Hamepage: Liberty Artworx
URL: http://www.libertyartworx.com
Airtit bi: A Sairch Ingine.
Airt: California

Fascinating site, it's opened up a new world for me. Part of
my ancestry is Lowland Scot and Ulster Scot (known as
Scotch-Irish in America) and I had no idea "Scots" was a
distinct language rather than a dialect. Thank ye!

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