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Name: Rosemary Klimchak 8/29/2003
Email: rosemary66@comcast.net
URL: http://
Airtit bi: A Freend.
Airt: Maryland, United States

Caw me cuirious but I hae aye haed ah wiss tae lear aboot 
Scotland an her fowk.  I an aw hae aye haed ah wiss tae 
traivel tae Scotland. (Sorry if my grammar is bad- I am trying 
to learn to write this based on what I am translating with a 
Scots to English Dictionary.) My nationality is multi-cultural,
including German, Welsh, and Polish.  I find myself drawn to 
Scotland.  I hope to be able to meet someone living in 
Scotland via this site.  It would be wonderful to be able to talk 
with someone from the country that I have always longed to 
go to, while trying to learn the language.

Name: Mike Brisco 8/28/2003
Email: bris0014@flinders.edu.au
URL: http://
Airtit bi: Juist comin ower it.

This site's like finding a long lost relative! I grew up in Ulster, 
remember how the folk used to speak -t that's what I grew up 
with, around me. But when the folk wrote, it was in English 
English, a different language. Great to see Scots on the 
page, to read it, and to hear those words again. Can't speak it 
myself, but can understand a fair bit.

Name: Chum Richardson 8/26/2003
Email: chumrichardson@yahoo.ca
URL: http://
Airtit bi: Juist comin ower it.
Airt: Richardson Dalziel Mitchel

A very good site,a lot of very good information.

  I am looking for relatives of William Richardson of Parton Mill,KKD. 
who married Margaret Tod Dalziel and came to Ontario,Canada in 1852.


Name: Steven 8/21/2003
Email: steaphris@yahoo.co.uk
Hamepage: Spiorad na h-Alba
URL: http://www.geocities.com/steaphris/Alba.html
Airtit bi: Juist comin ower it.

hi, there. First thing, fantastic site and very informative, so much so that i 
have a link to it from my links page. Howver, as regards the sub-divisions 
of Scots and areas where Gaelic was recently spoken there are parts of 
North-central and South Central (Perthshire and Stirlingshire) which are 
very much part of the Gaidhealtachd - or were just as recently as the 
North-west highlands. I'm talking about 1960s 1970s, where the last 
native speakers of Perthshire Gaelic and Stirlingshire around Loch 
Lomond, Callander, Brig o'Turk, Tillicoultry area, were recorded. 
Gaelic influenced Scots is widespread throughout Scotland, not just on 
these borders. And Scottish Standard english has many influences from 
Gaelic. Eg He gave me a fright...rather than Standard English "He 
frightened me." "Ghabh(gave) e eagal orm" 
That's all that's wrong with the site is the misinformation relating to 
Gaelic or the sidelining of the importance of the language. Most 
Anglo-scots seem to at least have a subconscious bias regarding 
Gaelic, and you do occasionally let that slip. Eg: In your introduction to 
Scots and the history....you mention the areas where Inglis had 
encroached and say "Gaelic was "only" spoken in Galloway and South 
Ayrshire and north of the clyde..." not entirely correct especially in the 
13th century where a majority of the population of Scotland were 
i should inform you that the percentage of the population of scotland that 
was Gaelic-speaking only dropped below 50% after the genocide that 
followed the Battle of Culloden.

Name: Gustav Svärd 8/14/2003
Email: yeah@rig.ht
URL: http://
Airtit bi: Juist comin ower it.

Awesome page dudes!

As a Swede with some skills in most germanic languages I 
have to say I found it quite easy to understan Scots (but I 
won't try writin it just yet :)).

keep up the fine work lads!

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