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Scots

Scots is used in Scotland and parts of Ireland   (see Scottish Gaelic for Gaelic).

Dialects shown below:  generic, Doric, East Lothian, Glaswegian, Orkney, Shetlandic, and Ulster


top generic Scots

1) Whaur's ma room?

2) Whaur's the beach?

3) Whaur's the bar?

4) Dinnae tooch me thaur!



top Doric dialect (also known as Northern, Mid-Northern, or North East Scots)

used in North East Scotland

1) Far's ma room?

2) Far's ee beach?

3) Far's ee bar?

4) Dinnae tooch me ere!

Dialect information at Wikipedia



top East Lothian dialect

used in the East Lothian area of Scotland, UK

1) Whare's ma room?

2) Whare's thi beach?

3) Whare's thi bar?

4) Deh tooch me thare!



top Glaswegian dialect (also known as Glasgow patter)

used in and around Glasgow, Scotland

1) Whers ma room?

2) Whers ra beach?

3) Whers ra bar?

4) Dunna tooch me er!

Dialect information at Wikipedia



top Orkney dialect (also known as Orcadian)

used on the Orkney Islands, north of mainland Scotland, UK

1) Whaur's me room?

2) Whaur's the shore?

3) Whaur's the bar?

4) Dinno touch me there!

Dialect information at Wikipedia and Orkneyjar



top Shetlandic dialect (also known as Shaetlan)

used on the Shetland Islands, north of mainland Scotland, UK

1) Whaar's mi room?

2) Whaar's da beach?

3) Whaar's da bar?

4) Duina touch me dere!

Dialect information at Wikipedia


top Ulster dialect (also known as Ullans, Hiberno-Scots, or Scotch-Irish)

used in the Province of Ulster

1) Whur's mae chalmer?

2) Whur's tha beach?

3) Whur's tha bar?

4) Dinnae tooch me thar!

Dialect information at Wikipedia



Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

Alternate names for Scots include Lallans, Lowland Scots, Ulster Scots, Ullans, and Scotch


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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