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Tue Nov 19 16:06:28 CET 2013
On 19/11/2013 12:59, Alister wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:52:09 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:36 PM, Alister <alister.ware at ntlworld.com>
>>> the language & nationality is Scottish, the people are Scots & Scotch
>>> is a type of whisky.
>> Hmm, I don't know that it's that clear-cut (other than the drink).
>> Derrick McClure is himself a Scot, and he posted this on Savoynet:
>> Note his use of "Scots" to mean the language. Derrick, I'm cc'ing you in
>> on this: have I been led astray here by misreading your post?
> To be pedantic the language most Scots speak is English (or at least an
> approximation there of)
You need to distinguish between "Scottish English" and "Scots", the
latter being related to English, but isn't English, much as Danish is
related to Swedish, but isn't Swedish.
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