Language X within scope of language Y

Jon Hanna jon at
Fri Jan 28 00:58:52 CET 2005

I've heard, but
> can't verify, that English as spoken in Northern Ireland is 
> essentially
> the same language as English spoken in, well, southern Ireland.

Certainly I would have more in common with someone from the Republic than anywhere in Britain, but some speakers would be more heavily influenced by Ulster-Scots perhaps.

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