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Costentin Cornomorus wrote:

>--- John Cowan <[log in to unmask]> :
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>>Costentin Cornomorus scripsit:
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>>>If we must insist that Scots is a dialect,
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>>then it is a dialect that is
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>>>only barely understandable to a speaker of
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>>the language it is suppsed
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>>>to be a mere dialect of!
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>>You probably couldn't understand basilectal
>>Geordie either.
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>I found it quite understandable, actually. Try
>here:
><http://www.une.edu.au/langnet/geordsound.htm>
>and don't read along! The joke being the English
>doctor and the Geordie fella misunderstand each
>other's walk/work pronunciations.
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Just a point - Geordies are English.  What you mean is 'the southern
doctor'.  And I'm sure that's not the worst of Geordie dialect.