Very good website. I'm glad to see that someone has devoted
I am of Ulster origin, but living in Friesland in the Netherlands. It is fascinating to see the relationship betweenScots and Frisian, so many common words and structures. Frisian was once almost a dead language, only spoken by peasants and of very low social status. This has changed and there is no reason why Scots should not be the legal and official language in Scotland. One thing is important though, there must be a standard, which does not mean that dialects should be discriminated against and secondly it must be a relevant language. If Scots remains a nicetey of Scottish folkore then it will not work. As I said, it must be relevant at work and at home, in public and in private. Then it will survive and be a living language again. I wish this will happen.
Dern Message 10/6/1999
Being of Scottish descent, and having an interest in things Scottish, I was quite pleased to encounter your site. Well done, folks! pronunciation.
I've been lost discovering so many new things about Scotland and the "Isles" in general! I am interested to find out how diverse Scottish culture is from Irish, Welsh and British cultures. Most of my ancestors hailed from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales, my family on both sides have been in the States since the 1700's though. I love to listen to your dialects, I have had a "love affair" with accents from all over the area and your website has been wonderful. My father and I are planning a trip to Scotland next year, his side of the family can trace lineage back Clan Stewart. The name SOUTHARD, I have heard, has Scottish and/or Irish origins. Of course, there may be no way to know what it originally started out as... I am sending my father this website to "surf", I am sure he will enjoy this greatly! Melissa Southard Scottish, I was quite pleased to encounter your site. Well done, folks!