Reminder: Ulster Scots

Doug Ewell doug at
Sat Mar 27 19:41:42 CET 2010

Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:

> Is this only for the orthography, or also for the dialect ("Ullans")?

­From Michael's registration form I assumed it was for an orthography. 
However, the first two of the Web links provided in the form seem to 
emphasize that this is either a dialect of Scots or a distinct language. 
(The third link is focused mainly on the people and their heritage and 
not specifically on linguistic matters.)

It would not be surprising if resources that celebrate the Ulster-Scots 
people and their heritage are more likely to consider this a separate 
language or dialect, and less likely to consider it an orthography of 

If this is an orthography, Michael's submission should be fine as is. 
If it is a dialect, the submission (including the record with its 
Description field) should be amended to say so.  And if it is a 
language, this request should be taken to ISO 639-3/RA.

Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |
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