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 Ulster-Scots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The migration of Scots to Ulster occurred mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries (as detailed in the articles History of Scotland and Plantations of Ireland).
With the enforcement of Queen Anne's 1703 Test Act in Ulster, which caused further discrimination against non-Anglicans, considerable numbers of Ulster-Scots migrated to the North American colonies throughout the 18th century (250,000 settled in the USA between 1717 and 1770 alone).
The Scottish population in Ulster was further augmented during the subsequent Irish Confederate Wars, when a Scottish Covenanter army was landed in the province to protect the settlers from the native Irish Catholic forces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ulster-Scots   (773 words)

 Ulster Scots language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ulster Scots, also known as Ullans, Hiberno-Scots, or Scotch-Irish, refers to a dialect 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.
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].
The Ulster Scots revival from the 1980s onwards has moved away from the previous tradition and Modern Lowland Scots orthographic practice, preferring instead to develop Ulster Scots as an autonomous written variety separate from Lowland Scots in Scotland, incidentally reducing the language's written comprehensibility to Lowland Scots-speakers, including those native to Ulster itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ulster_Scots_language   (1609 words)

 Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies
Both the common and the diverse currents of the Ulster Scots experience have been often ignored: the first because of a tradition of writing distinctive national histories which tended to fragment that experience geographically; the second because of a tradition of cultural essentialism which tended to displace difference in favour of national uniformity.
The Institute of Ulster Scots Studies was established in January 2001.
The goal of the Institute for Ulster Scots Studies is to explore the history, heritage and legacy of the Ulster Scots people.
www.arts.ulster.ac.uk /ulsterscots/intro.htm   (211 words)

 The Migration of the Scots-Irish
Scots settling in Ulster could expect to rent land for a period of 21 to 31 years, sometimes longer (as much as three lifetimes).
The effective preaching and public education by the Presbyterian church in the Lowlands of Scotland left the Scots with a deep rooted suspicion for religious authority and a hatred of the old Catholic church that would effect their role in the Ulster plantation of the next century.
One common occurrence in both Ulster and Scotland was the “holy fair.” This was a large outdoor gathering marked by preaching of the hellfire and brimstone variety, a call for personal conversion as a mark of salvation, and meditation.
albanach.org /ulster.html   (4221 words)

 The Ulster Scots - Free Genealogy Pages on Ulster Ancestry.Com [ Page 2 : The Ulster Plantation ]
Then, in 1648, when the Presbyterian members of the English Parliament were ousted from the House of Commons, the Scots in Ulster switched their allegiance to the cavaliers who rallied behind the exiled King Charles I. On 30 January, 1649 King Charles I was beheaded, and the Belfast Presbytery protested.
In addition to the Scots and English, there was a migration of Huguenots to Ireland in 1685 when the French government revoked the Edict of Nantes which had protected religious liberties since 1598.
The Lowland Scots were also enticed by, and more satisfied with, the fact that they could build permanent homes without the constant fear of having them destroyed by the Highlanders and the English.
www.ulsterancestry.com /ulster-scots-2.html   (2284 words)

 Wir Ain Leid - Ulster Scots
Ulster Scots is on the whole a variant of West Central Scots.
Ulster Scots is spoken by both Protestants and Catholics.
Scots in Ulster has been under the same linguistic pressure as Scots in Scotland.
www.scots-online.org /grammar/uscots.htm   (721 words)

Scots is the most defining characteristic of the Ulster accent, most Ulster-Scots who have visited other parts of the English speaking world will testify that more often than not, they are mistaken as being from Scotland rather than Northern Ireland.
Although Scots had been settling in Ireland and more particularly Ulster for hundreds of years, it was not until 1606 that a major plantation occurred.
The settlers were mainly lowland Scots from Ayrshire, Lanark, Wigton and of course the Borders.
www.ulsternationalist.freeservers.com /custom3.html   (1595 words)

 Ulster Scots-Irish
Any Scot who had the inclination might now take the short journey across to Ulster and there, on easy terms, acquire a holding of land reputed to be far more fertile and productive than any he was likely to know in his own country.
The assignment of lands to Scottish undertakers, was to have a permanent effect on the character of Ulster.
Economic distress in the Lowlands and economic opportunities in Ulster were the predominant causes for migration during the first fifty years after the plantation scheme had begun in 1610.
www.irishgenealogy.com /surnames/migration-scotch-irish.htm   (1848 words)

 BBC NI - Learning - A State Apart - Culture - Ulster Scots
Ulster Scots, also known as Ullans, is said to be spoken by an estimated 100,000 people in Northern Ireland and East Donegal.
Although the academic jury is still undecided as to whether Ulster Scots is a language or a dialect, the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages has always recognised Ulster Scots as one of the 'lesser used' languages in Europe.
Ulster Scots is a regional variant of Scots, which, like English, traces its origins to Anglo-Saxon.
www.bbc.co.uk /northernireland/learning/history/stateapart/agreement/culture/ulsterscots1.shtml   (260 words)

Ulster Scots or Ullans is chiefly spoken in parts of counties Antrim, Down and Donegal.
Ulster-Scots is a variant of a language called Scots - the language used by Burns in many of his poems.
It is spoken in the Lowlands of Scotland today and is often called Lallans, the Scots word for "lowlands".
www.scottish-and-irish-recipes.org.uk /ulster-scots.htm   (72 words)

Ulster Scots enthusiasts claim up to 100,000 speakers, but they are hard to find outside the staff of the board and the translators employed by the Northern Ireland assembly who render the official record in Ullans.
Academic rigour is injected by the Ulster Scots Institute at the University of Ulster.
The Ulster Scots Academy - whose motto is "thole aye an quhile poustie" or perseverance brings strength - aims to codify and preserve the language.
www.asu.edu /educ/epsl/LPRU/newsarchive/Art1973.txt   (587 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.
In the same way that use of Irish Gaelic in Northern Ireland is sometimes a political sign of the faction that desires all of Ireland to be united and sovereign, use of Ulster Scots is sometimes a sign of the faction that desires Northern Ireland to remain in the union with Great Britain.
www.fastload.org /ul/Ulster_Scots.html   (174 words)

 GeoNative - Eire - Ireland - Irish Gaelic - Ulster-Scots
Ulster-Scots is a variery of Scots proper, or Lallans, spoken in Scotland.
Where Ulster-Scots is used as a native language, both communities of N. Ireland (protestants and catholics) use it, but revitalization efforts come mainly from the protestant community, the same way Irish is promoted mainly in republican circles.
The name Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh) applied to Northern Ireland is not geographically correct, as the Ulster region of Ireland also comprises parts of the Republic of Ireland.
www.geocities.com /Athens/9479/eire.html   (907 words)

 THE BLANKET * Index: Current Articles
To follow the Ulster Scots route is to support the perception that Northern Protestantism is not native to Ulster, but is actually imported from the British mainland.
Whilst the arts and historical aspects of the Ulster Scots culture has been gathering a rapid momentum within Protestantism, the development of the language has proved to be a major stumbling block.
The other problem which the Ulster Scots lobby has to overcome is political.
lark.phoblacht.net /jc0201052g.html   (1820 words)

 The Observer UK News Census translates into Ulster Scots
Ulster Scots is a variant of the Scots tongue, which was the language of the Scottish state until the Union of the Crowns in 1603, when it was progressively supplanted by standard English, though it survived in a poetic and literary tradition.
Under the agreement, Irish and Ulster Scots are granted 'parity of esteem'.
Among the other Ulster Scots versions of census questions are: ' Quhitlike ir ye fur merryin ?' which in English translates as 'What is your marital status?' and ' Quhit kintra wur ye boarn in ?' which means, 'What is the country of your birth?'
observer.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,6903,466480,00.html   (423 words)

 SLUSA. South Londonderry Ulster Scots Association
The Ulster Scots, Scots-Irish are not a people able to resist a world community that has a devalued and inaccurate view of beliefs central to our culture and identity.
We will have the same beliefs, feelings and values, this is why the Ulster Scot has such a strong affinity with the US, it was their ancestor's who laid the very foundations of its laws and institutions based on their religion, belief in democracy, truth and justice.
The Ulster man has often wondered how such a great country as America could support terrorists, he never once realized that his story simply wasn't being told or was being twisted beyond recognition by propagandists masquerading as seemingly respectable people.
www.slusa.co.uk   (1449 words)

 The Daltaí Boards: Ulster Scots
Both in Scotland and Ulster there are more people speaking English with a Scottish accent than there are speakers of true Scots.
Did Jonas forget that the Scots were the Highland Celts who traditionally spoke Gaelic and therefore should you not call your language old English or something else rather that confusing everbody by calling it Scots.
I'd be pleased to use "Scots" for Gaelic, but today it is a fact that the term "Scots" is used for the language that this particular discussion is about.
www.daltai.com /discus/messages/12465/11945.html?1073743489   (1538 words)

Ulster Scots speakers are found in all parts of the north of Ireland but the main concentrations are in the Counties Down, Antrim, north and west Londonderry, north and west Tyrone and spilling across the border into east Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.
In the absence of provision at home the Ulster-Scots language community look to Scotland, where the Scots language is taught in secondary schools and in universities, for trained teachers and language professionals.
A revival of interest in traditional Ulster-Scots music, song and dance, is also a help in reviving an interest in the language and its literature.
www.minority2000.net /Gr-75/t72gb.htm   (442 words)

 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:SCO
Northern Scots on the Scottish Islands is considered by some to be a different language (Shetlandic or Orcadian).
Doric and Ulster are inherently intelligible to speakers, but difficulties are common in speech and writing.
Doric dialect in northeastern Scotland, Lallans in South Scotland lowlands, Ulster in Northern Ireland.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=SCO   (177 words)

 Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies
Ulster Scots speech: a sociolinguistic study (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1995).
Montgomery, Michael, ‘The Anglicization of Scots in early Seventeenth Century Ulster’, in  Studies in Scottish Literature 269 (1992) pp 50-64.
Montgomery, Michael ’The Evolution of Verb Concord in Scots’ in Alexander Fenton and Donald MacDonald, (eds.), Studies in Scots and Gaelic, (Edinburgh 1994) pp 81-95.
www.arts.ulst.ac.uk /ulsterscots/bib_culture.htm   (2892 words)

 Linen Hall Library Collections: Ulster Scots Language & Dialects of Ulster
The Ulster Scots Clatter in the Lint Haw
The earliest skreids in Ulster-Scots is an outwale o indytes cyred ‘Scotch poems’, at kythes in the buik Ulster Miscellany, at wes prentit in Bilfawst in 1753.
A general information file on all aspects of the Ulster Scots language, and a newspaper cuttings file are also available for consultation.
www.linenhall.com /Collections/Irish_Localstudies/Ulsterscots_and_Dialects/ulsterscots_and_dialects.htm   (408 words)

 Ulster-Scots Agency
The Ulster-Scots cultural zone was mapped by P S Robinson in 1974, [2] and published in 1984, and represents the areas where (a) the majority of Protestants are Presbyterian (rather than Anglican), and (b) the majority of people with 'non-Irish' surnames have Scottish rather than English surnames.
This work is the standard reference on the subject, and has been hailed by leading Scots- language academics as "a scholarly triumph" and "a work of outstanding importance".
From the opening chapters on historical background, spelling and pronunciation and "nouns and numbers" (which are presented below), to the more detailed sections on each part of speech and syntactical form, the author has combined meticulous research and analysis with a wealth of illustrative material.
www.ulsterscotsagency.com /lan-grammar.asp   (437 words)

 Ulster-Scots & Irish Unionist Resource - The Scots Immigration / The Plantation.
Scots to English in Ulster was 20 to 1.
And Ulster Scots is the name by which the Scots-Irish are known in
Queen of Scots) came to the throne in 1603, the border was finally
www.ulster-scots.co.uk /docs/articles/historical/ulsterscots6.htm   (803 words)

 Ulster Scots on the Curriculum
Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic are languages, but "Ulster Scots" is merely a feeble ploy by Ulster Unionist politicians to retaliate against and annoy their Irish nationalist cohorts in the Assembly at Stormont.
Frank Millar is quite right insofar as "Ulster Scots" is concerned and Lord Laird's document is a joke, not to be taken seriously by anyone.
A large portion of the population in Northern Ireland, including Irish speakers, are killing themselves laughing at the mere suggestion that "Ulster Scots" has even the merest semblance to any language.
www.reform.org /pr081100.htm   (291 words)

        The history and traditions of the Ulster Scots immigrants to the Maritimes and other parts of Canada are promoted by the Ulster Scottish Society of Canada which was established in Halifax in 1995.
Ulster refers to that old province of Ireland now containing 3 counties of the Republic of Ireland, being Donegal, Cavan, and Monaghan, and 6 counties in Northern Ireland, being Antrim, Armagh, Down, Londonderry, Tyrone, and Fermanagh.
This link was demonstrated during the debate over Home Rule for Ireland early in the twentieth century, which had been largely opposed in Ulster.
members.aol.com /manus2/ulsterto.html   (1053 words)

Therefore, this discussion will be concerned primarily with those Ulster families, who need to be differentiated from the "native Irish" and the Scots who also immigrated to the New World.
Although the Lowland Scots would have acquired a few customs of the native Irish, they became associated with the "Irish" and separated from their Scottish brethren only so far as having taken up residence in that island.
But in that instance she was referring specifically to a small group of Highlander Scots of Celtic ancestry who had gone to Ireland and intermarried with fellow Celts.
www.motherbedford.com /Irish.htm   (397 words)

The Ulster Scots are the descendants of mostly Protestant Scottish people enticed by King James I to settle in the north of Ireland during the Ulster Plantation period starting in the early 1600s, thus sparking centuries of conflict with the displaced Catholic native Irish.
The most noted musicians in Northern Ireland& Ulster Scot tradition will share the stage with some of Georgia’s finest traditional performers in a March 3 concert closing a day-long Emory University public program on Scots-Irish history and culture.
The recently formed Ulster Scots Folk Orchestra is taking this musical expression to a more professional level.
www.emory.edu /WELCOME/journcontents/roots.html   (672 words)

 People of Ireland - The Scots, part 1
History and geography have combined to make Ulster almost as much a Scottish as an Irish province; the Scots have played an important role in shaping the life of the province, but they have, like other peoples, contributed their share of disharmony and conflict in Ireland.
Viking invasions and settlements in the ninth and tenth centuries interrupted relations between the Scots and Irish, but, in the middle ages, Scottish mercenary soldiers, the formidable gallowglass, found a market for their martial skills in Ulster and settled easily among a kindred people.
Another significant link between Scotland and Ulster was the arrival in 1399 of John Mor MacDonnell, Lord of Isla.
www.irelandseye.com /aarticles/history/people/irishpeople/scots.shtm   (513 words)

 Home Page
Ulster is a province in North-Eastern Ireland, most recently settled in the 17th Century by Scottish/Scots-Presbyterians (Reformed, Protestants)who came with the Plantation scheme.
Ulsters Celtic heritage is both unique and yet related to the outside influences of the neighbouring island of Britain and Southern Ireland.
Ulster gets its name from the Gaelic Tir Ulad, or Uladhstir in the Norse tongue, which literally means "Land of the Ulaidh".
www.ulsternationalist.freeservers.com   (504 words)

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