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They are, indeed! I went to university in Aberdeen, where the usual greeting is “Fit lyke?” (lit. “what like”, i.e. “how”, i.e. “how are you”). Likewise, “faa” is “who?” (I once overheard a conversation in which one person told another he had to attend a funeral, to which the reply was “Aye? Faa’s deid?”) ,faar” is “where”, and “fit wye” (“what way”) is “how”. I rather miss hearing people talk like that, actually!

 

Tamas