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From: "Sorted magAZine" <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 17:25:07 -0000
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"S Viemeister" <> wrote in message
> Sorted magAZine wrote:
> >
> > "S Viemeister" <> wrote
> > > My Scots Gaelic (note spelling) family pronounces Gaelic as gahl-ik.
> > > Gaelic speakers I have met, pronounce their language as gay-lik.
> > >
> > Now that is interesting, because the Scot I was arguing with insisted that
> > Scots pronounce it Gay-like (note, Scots-Gallic is only the language, not
> > people). Just to add another tangent, Donegal gaeilgoirs tend to pronounce
> > gay-lig-eh rather than gwayl-ge, which is closer to the Scots word
> >
> Is the Scot who told you this a native-born, Scots-Gaelic-speaking Scot? I
> have been told that Scots-Gaelic speakers in Nova Scotia say 'gay-lik', but
> all of my family with Scots Gaelic as a first language, pronounce it as
> 'Gahl-ik'.

He's Scottish and lives in Scotland, don't think he speaks Gaelic.

> I am not aware of a 'Scots-Gallic' language.

This is the term both of knew (in English) for the native Scots language.
Throw a search into google.


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