Re: [OT] Re: the Ethnologue

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 18:35:11 EST

John Cowan replied:

> Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> > To that I would add Glaswegian. When watching the
> > Scots-produced mystery shows that show up on PBS in the United
> > States on occasion, my wife and I often turn to each other
> > in bafflement and say, "Subtitles, please."
> Scots is a separate language! If you understand anything at all
> it's by a happy accident. (There is of course Scots-flavored
> English as well, which is another matter.)

I was, of course, referring to Scots (alleged) English, and not
to Scots Gaelic.


This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Tue Jul 10 2001 - 17:21:15 EDT