Costentin Cornomorus scripsit: > If we must insist that Scots is a dialect, then it is a dialect that is > only barely understandable to a speaker of the language it is suppsed > to be a mere dialect of! You probably couldn't understand basilectal Geordie either. (If a language requires an army and a navy, does that mean that Afrikaans these days is a dialect of Xhosa?) -- John Cowan <[log in to unmask]> http://www.reutershealth.com "But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless. For living or dark undead, I will smite you if you touch him."