Modren Scots

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Anti-dirten sign in Modren Scots on the Ayrshire Coastal Path.

Modren Scots conseests o the varieties o the Scots leid tradeetionally spakken in the Lallans an pairts o Ulster, fae 1700.

Oothrou hits historie, Modren Scots haes bin dreein a process o leid attrition, whaurby generation efter generation o spikkers hae adoptit mair an mair featurs fae Modren Inglis, muckle fae the colloquial register. This process o leid contact or byleidisation unner Inglis haes acceleratit fest syne braid aiccess tae mass media in Inglis, an eikit population mobility becam available efter Warld War II.[1] Hit haes newlins taen on the natur o halesale leid shift taewart Scots Inglis, sumtimes cried leid chynge, convergence ir merger an aw.

By the end o the twintiet yeirhunner, Scots wis at a late stage o leid deith ower muckle o Lallan Scotland.[2] Remeenin featurs o Scots are affen semply regairdit the dey as slang, espeicially by fowk fae ootwith Scotland, bit iven by mony Scots thaimsels.

Byleids[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cairt o Scots byleids

The varieties o Modren Scots are generally dividit intae five byleid groups:[3]

  1. "A Brief History of Scots in Corbett, John; McClure, Derrick; Stuart-Smith, Jane (Editors)(2003) The Edinburgh Companion to Scots. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0-7486-1596-2. p. 15
  2. Macafee C. "Studying Scots Vocabulary in Corbett, John; McClure, Derrick; Stuart-Smith, Jane (Editors)(2003) The Edinburgh Companion to Scots. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0-7486-1596-2. p. 51
  3. "SND Introduction – Dialect Districts". Dsl.ac.uk. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2013-06-01. Retrieved 2009-05-21.