ScotsTuesday, Sep 8, 2015 · 200 words · approx 1 mins to read
The aptly named Hamish MacDonald was named Scots Scriever today by the Scottish National Library. Intrigued by what I thought was a misspelling of the word scrivener, I learned today that the dialect of English I spoke all the time for the first two and a half decades of my life, and still do today on increasing occasion because my brother lives with me and we joke around speaking broad Scots, is actually a recognised language!
Wikipedia has a decent introduction tae the language I’ve spoken fae a majority of ma life so far. I never put two and two together, that because there are enough words that have similar meaning to words in English, but are completely different in how they’re spoken and written, that Scots could be a language all by itself, rather than just English with strong regional differences.
Does that make me bilingual? Let’s go wi aye fae the time bein’, ken!