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  Ulster Scots language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ulster Scots, also known as Ullans, Hiberno-Scots, or Scotch-Irish, refers to the variety of the Scots language spoken in parts of the province of Ulster, which spans the six counties of Northern Ireland and three of the Republic of Ireland.
Scots (sometimes referred to as Lowland Scots) is a West Germanic language closely related to the English language.
Ulster Scots is defined in legislation (The North/South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) Northern Ireland Order 1999) as: the variety of the Scots language which has traditionally been used in parts of Northern Ireland and in Donegal in Ireland [1].
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ulster_Scots_language   (1641 words)

 Scots language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Evidence for its existence as a separate language lies in the extensive body of Scots literature, in independent—if somewhat fluid—orthographic conventions and in its former use as the official language of the original Scottish Parliament.
A model of language revival to which many enthusiasts aspire is that of the Catalan language in areas spanning parts of Spain, France, Andorra and Italy, particularly as regards the situation of Catalan in Catalonia.
Ulster Scots, spoken by the descendants of Scottish settlers as well as those of Irish descent in Northern Ireland and County Donegal in the Irish Republic, and sometimes described by the neologism "Ullans", a conflation of Ulster and Lallans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scots_language   (4102 words)

 History of the Scots language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Further spreading of the language eventually led to Gaelic being confined mostly to the highlands and islands by the end of the Middle Ages, although some lowland areas, notably in Galloway and Carrick, retained the language until the 17th, perhaps even until the 18th, century.
This modern literary Scots was exemplified by Allan Ramsay and his followers, and their sucessors such as Robert Burns.
Early in the 19th century the publication of Jamieson’s Etymological Dictionary of the Scots Language was accompanied by a renewed interest in Scots among the middle and upper classes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_Scots_language   (722 words)

 Scots language - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Scots language
Scots derives from the Northumbrian dialect of Anglo-Saxon or Old English, and has been a literary language since the 14th century.
It is also known as Inglis (now archaic, and a variant of ‘English’), Lallans (‘Lowlands’), Lowland Scots (in contrast with the Gaelic of the Highlands and Islands), and ‘the Doric’ (as a rustic language in contrast with the ‘Attic’ or ‘Athenian’ language of Edinburgh's literati, especially in the 18th century).
With the transfer of the court to England upon the Union of the Crowns in 1603 and the dissemination of the King James Bible, Scots ceased to be a national and court language, but has retained its vitality among the general population and in various literary and linguistic revivals.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Scots%20language   (313 words)

 Scots language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scots (or Lallans meaning lowlands) is a Germanic language used in lowland Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland and border areas of the Republic of Ireland where it is known as Ulster Scots or Ullans.
Scots also has loan words resulting contact with Gaelic a Celtic language distinct from Scots still spoken by in the Highlands and Islands to the Loan words from Gaelic are mainly for and cultural features like clan and loch (lake).
Ulster Scots spoken by the descendants of Scottish in Northern Ireland and sometimes described by the neologism Ullans as a merging of Ulster and Lallans.
www.freeglossary.com /Scots_Language   (2556 words)

 Ulster Scots language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ulster Scots (and Ullans an alternative name by which it known) are recent names for the varieties the Scots language spoken in parts of Ulster.
Ullans is a neologism merging Ulster and Lallans - the Scots for Lowlands.
Ulster Scots revival from the 1980s onwards moved away from the previous tradition and orthographic practice preferring instead to develop the as an autonomous written variety compared to incidentally reducing the language's written comprehensibility to speakers.
www.freeglossary.com /Ulster_Scots_language   (877 words)

 Scots language and alphabet
Scots is descended from the language of the Angles who settled in northern Britain, in an area now known as Nortumbria and southern Scotland, in the 5th century AD.
By the 14th century Scots was the main language of Scotland and was used in literature, education, government and in legal documents.
Since Scots was once the state language of Scotland, it is a valid part of our heritage and the society recognises that it should be able to take its place as a language of Scotland, along with Gaelic and English.
www.omniglot.com /writing/scots.htm   (547 words)

 Scots Language and Pronunciation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scots is the name given to the language which developed from the Germanic dialect spoken by the Angles who settled in the SE corner of Scotland during the 7th century and which gradually replaced Gaelic as the language spoken in southern and eastern Scotland.
It is a sister language to English, sharing a common root in what is now refered to as Old English, therefore an English speaker should be able to follow the song text with a little help.
For example, the use of the apostrophe to suggest omitted letters, as in the Scots word "Flouer" which it has become customary to spell "Floo'er", implies that Scottish speakers are simply mispronouncing and misspelling the English word "Flower" with the apostrophe implying the missing "w".
www.dickalba.demon.co.uk /songs/scots.htm   (468 words)

 Features - Scots Language
Scots, like English, is descended from Old English: specifically from a northern form of it whose speakers had reached the area south of the Forth by the seventh century AD.
By this time too, the Scots had come from Ireland with their Gaelic language, and they gradually began to extend their power till, by the eleventh century, the King of Scots ruled over most of what is now mainland Scotland, with Gaelic as the dominant language.
Scots is also spoken in Northern Ireland, the result of many crossings of the waters by populations over the centuries, in particular from the settlements of the early seventeenth century.
www.scotsindependent.org /features/scots/intro.htm   (967 words)

 Scots Language.
But Scots are right to seek assurance of their separate identity in their language, for Scottish English is unique, and very different from the English of England, America or Australia.
The speech of most older Scots is scattered with a selection of such expressions, and varying in degree from family to family, the younger generation follows suit.
A Scots schoolboy reads the first line of a poem: "She canna thole her dreams." He has never heard anybody use the Scots word thole, meaning "endure," and has to ask the teacher about it.
www.fife.50megs.com /scots-language.htm   (993 words)

 Wir Ain Leid - Language or Dialect?
"A language is a collection of mutually intelligible dialects" -; A definition which conveniently characterises a dialect as a subpart of a language, and provides a criterion for distinguishing between one language and another.
It was the result of English becoming the official language which eventually caused Scots speakers to think of English as the standard to which their vernacular was heteronomous.
The Scandinavian Languages Norwegian, Swedish and Danish are considered languages because they have distinct, codified, standardised forms, with their own orthographies, grammar books, and literatures; that correspond to three separate nation states.
www.scots-online.org /grammar/lang.htm   (1704 words)

 Scots-Online - Pittin the Mither Tongue on the Wab!
Scots - the language of lowland Scotland, a descendant of the Anglo-Saxon Language.
The Scots language is also known as the Doric, the Buchan Claik, the Patter, Lallans (Lowland Scots,)Braid Scots, Broad Scotch, Scotch, The Mither Tongue and in Ulster as Ulster Scotch or Ullans and to some simmply the Scottish dialect.
Scots texts for those who are interested in learning Scots or for those who already speak it and wish to enjoy it.
www.scots-online.org   (422 words)

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15 SCOTS should be officially recognised as a separate language from English and taught to schoolchildren from the age of five, say an influential group of MSPs.
The as yet unpublished report admits that the number of Scots speakers is unknown, yet it calls for Scots to be recognised as a language under Part III of the European Chapter - putting it on the same footing as Gaelic - even though the issue is reserved and Holyrood has no relevant powers.
Scots is not a living language, it's an entirely artificial construct being promoted by a gang of people who are trying to tell us that what's effectively slang ought to be taught to children.
www.asu.edu /educ/epsl/LPRU/newsarchive/Art1787.txt   (1136 words)

 Scots language
Linguists still have to prove to everyone that Scots is a separate language, not a dialect of English.
But in fact, it's Liverpool or Manchester that speak English dialects; and Scots has much more differences from English, and not only in the pronunciation, but also in grammar and mainly in the vocabulary, which seems in some spheres dissimilar to that of the English language.
Scots is a product of the mixture of several different languages, and not only Germanic.
members.tripod.com /babaev/tree/scots.html   (333 words)

 History of the Scots Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Our mither tongue Overview of the history of Scots by Dr Chris Robinson, Director of Outreach and Administration for Scottish Language Dictionaries "…But a stubborn perception that Scots is somehow slang or bad English has hampered such attempts and made generations of Scottish people feel that somehow their speech was inferior.
No wonder many good Scots speakers today do not even know that they are using the language of great kings and poets and may even deny that they are speaking Scots at all.On the other hand, today there is a new flowering of Scots literature.
European Scots ScotsGate's ban on poetry lifted for this amusing poem on the linguistic origins of Scots words by Sheena Blackhall, from the Elphinstone Kist collection.
www.scotsgate.com /history.html   (257 words)

 Scots Language Names of Gaels in the 16th Century
Note only could an entirely unrelated Scots language given name be used as the equivalent of a Gaelic given name (for example, Gaelic becoming in Scots), the Scots language byname of a Gael was sometimes completely unrelated to their byname in Gaelic.
To determine the actual significance of the Scots language byname of a Gael, and its relationship to the Gaelic bynames of that Gael, additional context is needed.
Below are examples of some of the patterns found in the Scots language names of Gaels in the 16th century, along with discussion of their significance and/or their relationship to Gaelic bynames.
www.medievalscotland.org /names/scotsofgaels.shtml   (2252 words)

 Scots - language or dialect?
Scots and English came from the same progenitor language aeons ago but had sufficiently diverged such that during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots correspondence between England and Scotland underwent translations.
Is Doric or Border Scots a dialect of the Scots language?
Cornwall is an interesting one, their original language is like Welsh (the last native speaker died in the late 1800s I think) and is making a comeback I understand, so it's not anything to do with Inglis (old English) albeit they must have influenced each other.
www.footstompin.com /forum?threadid=61   (5220 words)

 Gaelic and Scots from Rampant Scotland Directory
Before the development of a distinct Scottish Gaelic language in the 15th century, the literature of both countries may be considered as one.
We need never be stuck for the meaning of a Scots word now that there is an electronic version of of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the Scottish National Dictionary (SND).
Campaigning to further and defend the Scots language not as an academic study but as it is used every day throughout Scotland.
www.rampantscotland.com /gaelic.htm   (2308 words)

 Ulster Scots language : Ulster Scots
The Ulster Scots language is a minority language of Northern Ireland, which comprises a large part of the region of Ireland traditionally called Ulster.
Opinions vary as to whether Ulster Scots is a dialect of Lowland Scots or an independent language closely related to it.
Neither language should be confused with Scots Gaelic, which is a Celtic language related to Irish Gaelic and Manx Gaelic.
www.fastload.org /ul/Ulster_Scots.html   (174 words)

 Ulster scots language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Start the Ulster scots language article or add a request for it.
Look for Ulster scots language in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
Look for Ulster scots language in the Commons, our repository for free images, music, sound, and video.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/ulster_scots_language   (157 words)

The position of Scots in the Scottish education system has often been a precarious one.
Fortunately, the status of the Scots tongue as a vital part of Scottish life and culture has become increasingly accepted.
The 5-14 National Guidelines in the early 1990s, although falling short from treating Scots as a separate area of study, did offer the opportunity to raise the profile of Scottish culture and Scottish themes in the classroom.
www.ltscotland.org.uk /5to14/specialfocus/scots/index.asp   (253 words)

 History of the Scots language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
History of the lowland Scot settlement of Ulster and the subsequent immigration of Ulster Scots to the colonies,
Geographical and language background, general history and history of the language, legal status and official policies, the use of the language in various fields.
A treasury of Scots language and lore from North East Scotland.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=History_of_the_Scots_language   (2092 words)

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