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Nick Tamen

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Originally posted by wild haggis:
As to Robert Burns being Anglo Saxon....awa an bile yir heed and then eat yir big bunnet ye sassenach!

Language is constantly changing and adapting. Look at English now and the amount of Americanisms and Aussie terms we now have. You would never understand proper Anglo-Saxon (try reading Beowolf in the original). Language is not static.

All true, but the point, I think, was simply that Scots is a Germanic, and specifically Anglo-Saxon, language. It developed out of Northumbrian Old English, with heavier doses of Norse and Gaelic and much lighter influence of Norman French than that of English to the south.

Meanwhile, while I appreciate all that you said, some of us do understand what the original words to "Auld Lang Syne" mean. And some of us have slogged through "Beowulf" in Old English. ”The Dream of the Rood," too. [Biased]

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And here we are, from that page Jengie cited, on the question of 'Welsh' or 'Gaelic' in SW Scotland:
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With the domination of the Picts by the Scots in the 800s, Scottish Gaelic replaced Pictish across a large part of Scotland, and it subsequently replaced the Cumbric spoken by the residents of the Kingdom of Strathclyde when they, too, became dominated by their Scottish Gaelic-speaking neighbours.
Any Welsh speaker will recognise Strathclyde as Ystrad Clud very easily!

[ 30. July 2017, 21:51: Message edited by: Albertus ]

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