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Scots

scots

Classification: Indo-European – Germanic – Western – Anglo Saxon – Scots

Number of speakers: 130,000 L1, plus about 1,500,00 L2 speakers, a total of about 1,630,000

Countries where it is spoken: Ireland and the UK

Varieties:

  • Doric (the UK)
  • Lallans (the UK)
  • Northern Scots (the UK)
  • Ultser Scots (Ireland and the UK)

Example: (Lallans)

Aw human sowels is born free and equal in dignity and richts. They are tochered wi mense and conscience and shuld guide theirsels ana til ither in a speirit o britherheid.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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