Scots an ither leids

While the’re nae dout Scots is maist sib til English, the table ablo lists a guid wheen Scots wirds that’s gey símilar in ither Germanic leids, sic as Norse, Dens an Swades.

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Scots, the leids o Scandinaivie, German, an English

Scots Norse Dens Swades German English
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Note: the Scots leid haes as its springheid Early Northren Middle English. Middle English is the name gien tae the varieties o English (sic as the foresaid Northren ane) spoken frae about 1150 (circa 400 years afore Shakespeare’s time). Bi the stairt o the 16t century Scots haed sindert a guid hantle intil a leid in its ain richt, uised baith bi the ordinar fowk as weel as the high heid anes in, for instance, the government an the law. Ower the ilk time, the North o England haed leukit til the south o England for its cultural wysins. The twa sister tongues, houaniver, still haed a feck o skared vocabular. A wheen Modren Scots wirds listit abuin (sic as bairn an hous) still kythe the day in Northren dialects o Modren English; hou muckle, I dinna ken. Gin ye dae, tweet me!

References etc.

Ony mistaks abuin is the faut o the editor. Corrections walcome!

Norse, Dens, Swades, German an English audio dounlaidit frae Google Translate. Scots vyce airtist: Joanne Andrews.