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Am 31.12.01, Thomas R. Wier yscrifef:

> Isn't Scots kinda the inverse of the Hindi-Urdu situation --
> basilectal varieties have very low intelligibility with Standard
> English varieties, but acrolectal varieties are little different
> from RP?

I wouldn't be surprised if this is due to Education. Not to
mention long contact between the educated of Scotland and
the English language.

Padraic.
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