Scotched English

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Scotched English is (for ordinar) staundart Ingles that's been buskit for tae mak it leuk lik Scots. This can come aboot in twa-three weys.

It micht juist coud be an affcome o the fact that maist native Scots-speakers haes anerly iver been teached hou tae write Ingles an that gars thaim stap thair ain Scots intae the haud an bind o Ingles grammar an eediom.

The fowk scrievin isna native Scots-speakers. Whan scrievin thay're thinkin in Ingles an juist chynge the lexemes an spellins o the Ingles model in thair heids. Anither form o this is whaur an Ingles screed is taen as a foond an the selsame chyngin o lexemes an spellins is duin wi't.

Aften wirds is howkit fae dictionars an uised oot o context or fowk clecks idiosyncratic lexemes, eedioms, morphological elements or syntactic structurs that's taen fae or foondit on Ingles an isna a pairt o Scots, syne uisin thaim whaur Scots wad hae an exeestin authentic hamelt mak o its ain. That for ordinar comes aboot acause o the want o ken o Scots on the pairt o the scriever.

It whiles comes aboot acause the Scots dialect o the writer is awfu anglifee'd onywey.