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FifeingEejit

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #625 on: July 15, 2019, 12:36:07 am »
Doric probably shows best that the divergence between Scots, northumbric and English happened long before the modern forms.

Yet he still tries to make it sound like a modern English dialect, im sure he must have looked at one of the norse languages in the past...

Queen is a derivative of a proto Germanic word for woman, as is quine as used in the north east, as is Kvinna as used in the norse languages.

Still stands out to me that "long day" in Danish is said almost exactly the same as in Doric.

Lang day

You'd almost think the Germanic languages are all related...

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #626 on: July 15, 2019, 10:03:40 am »
I was up in Aberdeen during their university charities (rag) week untold years ago. One of their slogans was FARSYADOJO, i.e. where is your money, Joseph?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #627 on: July 15, 2019, 11:06:07 am »
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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #628 on: July 18, 2019, 07:50:51 am »
Coming from the outskirts of Stockport in Cheshire I went to university in Aberdeen.  The first year was mainly lecture based and had little contact with locals.  However I got a summer job in a construction company 5 miles north of Inverurie erecting Dutch barns around Scotland.  I still remember the total incomprehension on the first morning of meeting the foreman. "Hi Loon, fit like, hae your piece?".  It was actually the best training for moving onto the wards later on where I was able to translate for some of my colleagues.

I also have the annoying tendency anytime we are driving around the area between Perth and Huntley of suddenly telling other occupants that I built the Dutch barn they can see.

FifeingEejit

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #629 on: July 18, 2019, 12:51:04 pm »
Ach, he was being considerate with that Hi on the front.
Normally it's "Ha fit Like Loun, hae yir piece wi yi?"
(How are you young man, have you got your luncheon with you?)

My Gran speaks Mearns which is a mix of Doric and Midlands Scots though mostly doric, I'll usually speak in to a mix of SSE and Midlands when speaking to her.
Such like:
"Fit like loun?"
"Nae bad gran, hows you?"

Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #630 on: July 18, 2019, 07:18:13 pm »
Hi, Ha auto spelling. 

Mymother in law spoke gaelic till she went ti school and would still speak to her mother in gaelic.  My wife knows enough gaelic (embedded somewhere in her brain) that she was able to semi-chat to an old lady in hospital from the North west of Scotland.

We then moved to Lanarkshire and then Glasgow before Edinburgh, learning a new language in each place.

I remember the description of Edinburgh people as "come in, you'll have had your tea."  Whereas in the Northwest, any visit required a cooked meal with pancakes.  Salmon fish cakes because they were feuds with straight salmon was  amazing as was collecting the crab from the creel, rowing back to shore and 5 minutes later it would be cooking in the pan.

FifeingEejit

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #631 on: July 18, 2019, 07:56:10 pm »
Pancakes were certainly always on the menu at my Great Aunt's in Fort Augustus, but that was Dad's side of the family.
Being a farming/mill lassie fae Dundee she had to learn the Gaelic tae speak tae the dugs on the farm.
Didn't have the modern harsh mill dialect but can't remember if like my direct relatives on Dundee she spoke SSE or if she spoke Midlands.

Feanor

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #632 on: July 18, 2019, 08:05:32 pm »
Hmm, I tend to revert a wee bit to Doric when speaking with Mother Dear, who comes from Gamrie stock, but was brought up in Macduff.

When I first brought the not-yet-Mrs-F home, she struggled to understand any of it!
And I thought I was being rather mild in the use of it!

Regarding Gamrie, that's a whole other sub-language variant on the Doric!
Spoken only within about 2 fishing villages in a two mile radius!

citoyen

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #633 on: July 18, 2019, 08:13:21 pm »
I’ve never been to Aberdeen but my favourite Aberdeen story is the hoax posted on Twitter that got picked up by Sky Sports, who ran it as a legit story - the prankster claimed Aberdeen FC had signed a player called Yerdas Selzavon.

FifeingEejit

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Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Reply #634 on: July 18, 2019, 08:37:07 pm »
Trying to get spoof signings onto the news as a favourite of the football message board I'm on a few years ago. Not sure if that was one of them but there was various similar.

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