Scots is taking big hits on web.
PEOPLE all over the world can hear the Scots language This article is about the Anglic language of Scotland. For the Gaelic language of Scotland, see Scottish Gaelic.
Scots refers to the Anglic varieties derived from early northern Middle English spoken in parts of Scotland. thanks to a website.
Glasgow University researchers have created the site, which contains more than four million words in Scots and Scottish English Scottish English is usually taken to mean the standard form of the English language used in Scotland, often termed Scottish Standard English. It is the language normally used in formal, non-fiction written texts in Scotland. .
In addition to explaining the meaning of Scots words and showing how they are used, the site has links to audio recordings, allowing people to hear the words being spoken.
People from America, Australia, China, Japan and South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. have already logged on to the site.
It includes text from 1945 up to the present day, with researchers working on expanding it to include words dating back to the 18th century.
Once completed, it should allow people to trace the development of features of Scots and Scottish English.
Project researcher Dr Wendy Anderson said: "The Scots language is a source of interest across the world, as it is one aspect of a long and flourishing cultural heritage.
"The website will be a useful resource for researchers and students, language learners and teachers ... not to mention for the large number of general users who just want to satisfy a curiosity about the Scots language."
The online resource, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is a British Research Council that provides government funding for grants to undertake research in the arts and humanities, mainly to universities in the United Kingdom. , can be accessed at www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk.
LANGUAGE researchers claim PM Gordon Brown and other leading Scots politicians have changed their accents to mimic their English counterparts.
But SNP SNP Scottish National Party
Noun 1. SNP - (genetics) genetic variation in a DNA sequence that occurs when a single nucleotide in a genome is altered; SNPs are usually considered to be point mutations that have been evolutionarily leader Alex Salmond Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond, known as Alex Salmond (born December 31, 1954, Linlithgow), is a Scottish politician, and the current First Minister of Scotland, heading a minority government. has not changed his accent, despite spending two decades at Westminster.