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. -- Bethes gwaz vaz ha leal.