Scottish English

Doug Ewell dewell at
Sat Oct 22 21:00:31 CEST 2005

Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald at alvestrand dot no> wrote:

> since my curiosity is now thoroughly roused....
> would it be possible to find a way to make an audio sample available
> to the readers of this list, so that the people who think that they
> can tell whether spoken dialogue is "sco" or "en-gb-scottish" can say
> what this one is?

While this might be of interest to some readers, I think it's important
to note that we, as a group, are not in any position to verify whether
Karen's content is in fact in Scots or Scottish English, or something
else (Wikipedia describes another dialect called "Highland English").
She, or someone at Sony, has identified the content as "Scottish
English" -- whatever that means in particular (spoken accent,
vocabulary, usage, etc.) -- and that should be that.  Our job is to help
her determine the most appropriate tag for the content thus identified,
or create one if necessary.

Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California

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