LIFE IS HARD
LIFE IS HARD
Hello, Awrite! The #WeeklyTongue is Scots, a language that has been spoken in Scotland for many centuries and is found today throughout the Lowlands and Northern Isles.
Scots is mainly a spoken language with a number of different varieties, each with its own distinctive character.
And…let us make this clear, speaking Scots is not the same as speaking with a Scottish accent.
The data gathered during the 2011 census shows that there are 1.9 million Scots speakers, to what Michael Hance, Director of the Scots Language Centre said “…we can begin to (…) support communities of Scots speakers and to encourage those communities to value their language and pass it on to future generations. Scotland without the Scots language would be a pale imitation of itself”
SOME USEFUL SCOTS PHRASES
Hello Hello, Awrite!
How are you? Hou ar ye? Hou’s aw wi ye?
I’m fine, thanks. And you? A’m fine, an ye? A’m daein fine, an ye?
Long time no see Lang time nae see,
What’s your name? Whit’s yer name? Fit’s yer name?
My name is … Ma name is …
Where are you from? Whaur ar ye frae? Whaur ar ye fae?
I’m from ... A’m frae …
Nice to meet you Nice tae meit ye!
This woman is my new favorite person.
my talents include stress eating and falling in love with people that will never love me back
The varying wavelengths of different colors
I think the “vote yes for Scotland” campaign missed a big opportunity in not using this as their motto
The entrance to Disneyland in 1965, when parking was only $0.25. You can just make out the Matterhorn underneath the “A”
via eBay seller nobleauction
going to the migration board tomorrow to convince them to let me stay in this country
please send burritos
Suddenly you’re 21 and you’re screaming along in your car to all the songs you used to listen to when you were sad in middle school and everything is different but everything is good
There’s nothing wrong with being alone, you know. No good to somebody else unless you’re good with being with just you.
Something I’m learning slowly through the examples of the crazy people around me.
one of my mentees told me today:
"your puns are strong. I wouldn’t want to be in a word fight with you because you would win."
I will reblog this everyday