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From: "Chovhani" <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 16:17:55 -0500
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ROFL! Hardly, Quebecois French is mostly slang, with an accent that is only
slightly easier to listen to than nails down a blackboard.
"Nicholas Geovanis" <> wrote in message
> On Wed, 19 Mar 2003, Allan Connochie wrote:
> > "Nicholas Geovanis" <> wrote in message
> > > I have only once met a resident and native of
> > > the-island-containing-the-Republic-of-Ireland-and-Northern-Ireland who
> > > could speak the language-I-had-always-called-Gaelic. He was of Irish
> > > ancestry, not Scottish ancestry (as he made clear). After
> > > the language briefly, he informed me that the correct name for that
> > > language was "Irish".
> > The term 'Scots' refers to the language of Lowland Scotland which
> > is closely related to English and a version of this langauge called
> > Scots' is spoken in Northern Ireland.
> Is it true of 'Ulster Scots' that it preserves Scots as it was spoken at
> the time of emigration? Or has it simply evolved into a distinct dialect?
> It is said that French-Canadian, for example, similarly preserves the
> French language, well beyond the typical vocabulary additions from the
> modern English language.
> > Allan
> * Nick Geovanis
> | IT Computing Svcs
> | Northwestern Univ
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