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There are many dense regional dialects. In parts of Scotland:

blether - chat with friends
dreich - dull, grey (weather)
hoachin' - abundant
stramash - messy fight

Traditional Scots is almost a language in its own right.

And then there's Gaellic and Welsh, an entirely separate group of Celtic languages which also includes Irish gaellic.

PS: "Scotch" is not a real word. We drink whisky. A dram. A malt (ie a single malt). A nippy sweetie. The adjective for Scotlandy is "Scottish" and the Scottish people are "Scots". "Scotch" sounds like someone trying to pronounce "Scottish" after too many nippy sweeties. I guess we're stuck with "Scotch whisky industry" now though.
 

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There are many dense regional dialects. In parts of Scotland:

blether - chat with friends
dreich - dull, grey (weather)
hoachin' - abundant
stramash - messy fight

Traditional Scots is almost a language in its own right.

And then there's Gaellic and Welsh, an entirely separate group of Celtic languages which also includes Irish gaellic.

PS: "Scotch" is not a real word. We drink whisky. A dram. A malt (ie a single malt). A nippy sweetie. The adjective for Scotlandy is "Scottish" and the Scottish people are "Scots". "Scotch" sounds like someone trying to pronounce "Scottish" after too many nippy sweeties. I guess we're stuck with "Scotch whisky industry" now though.
Don't forget the Cornish, they have their own language too, although not so many people can speak it these days! :)

Paul.
 
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...PS: "Scotch" is not a real word. We drink whisky. A dram. A malt (ie a single malt). A nippy sweetie. The adjective for Scotlandy is "Scottish" and the Scottish people are "Scots". "Scotch" sounds like someone trying to pronounce "Scottish" after too many nippy sweeties. I guess we're stuck with "Scotch whisky industry" now though.


 
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