Archive for ‘language’

October 10, 2019

Can’t wait to try this at my bank drive up window

by allthoughtswork

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October 6, 2019

Origin of the Scots Language

by duncanr

explained firstly in English
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and now, for comparison, the same video narrated in Scots
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October 4, 2019

Now I know where to go in Scotland to hit on men

by allthoughtswork

September 21, 2019

Around the world in 14 accents

by allthoughtswork

Linguistic tour starts at 1:31

I gotta say, Dunc, that little Canadian spud might be more Scottish than thu.

September 14, 2019

New Meanings

by duncanr

language is every changing – new words come into being, and existing words drop out of use or acquire new meanings

here are a few examples of the latter, i.e., new meanings of existing words


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September 11, 2019

New Words

by duncanr

‘When languages evolve, it’s essential that scholars and dictionaries and vocabularies keep up. Here are some 20+ new words that we all should start using’


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August 11, 2019

What does your name mean?

by allthoughtswork

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Duncan is apparently a dark-skinned warrior and I am graceful. Whoever manages this site has obviously never peeked under Duncan’s kilt or let me loose on a bowl of soup.

July 31, 2019

Talkin’ aboot wir language

by duncanr

when we buried my partner a few weeks ago, I addressed the mourners gathered at her graveside

at the pub afterwards, several folk commented on how scottish I had sounded

this didn’t surprise me – since I moved to England 35 years ago, I have dropped uniquely scottish words from my vocabulary and adopted english instead of scottish pronunciation of common words so folk can understand what I’m saying, but when I’m angry, stressed, or emotional I unconsciously slip back into using scottish words and pronunciation, so I found this ted talk on the scottish language interesting – his early school experience exactly mirrored my own
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July 18, 2019

…separated by a common language.

by allthoughtswork

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July 11, 2019

I’m a quarter Welsh

by allthoughtswork

A Very Entertaining Artist Creates A Guide To Show The Languages And Customs Of Different Countries

Unfortunately, and ironically, it came with a boring-as-dirt last name. Not fair.

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