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Fae Smith's Specimens of Middle Scots (1902:XXX)

'ß' (The seembol uised wis mair like fs) is an orthographical device without any phonological value. As a sign it is nothing but an elaborately formed s, for which letter it generally stands. -- Anon

Some pynters, Nou Uiserr:

  • uiss = use (noon) ([jɪs] in ma dialect, A think [jis] or [jøs] in ither airts)
  • uise = use (verb) ([jez] in ma dialect, A think [iz] or [jøz] in ither airts) -- no shuir whit wey ye thocht ye war richt tae chynge this ane back?
    • but "uisst tae" = used to (in the sense o "did i the bygane" or "accustomed tae")
"accustomed tae" is for ordinar uised wi
"Less üsed wi’ guidin’ horse-shoe airn Than steerin’ crowdie."
Robert Louis Stevenson
-- fair dos Mendor
  • frae whit A'v haurd, "hit" is gey rare as an emphatic form o "it". The ae time A'v haurd it sayed in spaek is in the phrase "That's hit" (meanin "That's (h)it fínisht wi").

The letter ß certies isna uised in Scots the day. As Anon says abuin, it wis naething mair nor a typo-/ortho-graphical shorthaund in the first place (A shuid hiv pit that in the airticle, in fac'). Mendor 10:44, 15 October 2005 (UTC)