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Hermit Road 8:08 Sat Sep 2
People who speak Scottish/Gaelic
I was just watching the big Shinty game on BBC Alba and as you know, the commentary was in Scottish/Gaelic. I’ve never met one sweaty who can speak it though.

Are there more than a handful out there.

Also, what’s Splatt in Scotch?

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Mike Oxsaw 5:13 Tue Sep 5
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Och, I ha' ma doots.

Far Cough 4:48 Tue Sep 5
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SurfaceAgentX2Zero 4:36 Tue Sep 5
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Scottish/Gaelic makes no sense.

There's Scots, which is actually English and there's Scottish Gaelic, which isn't. More people speak Scots, which is basically Rabbie Burns talk, than Gaelic. Hardly anyone speaks either properly (being able to say, 'Hoots mon! It's a raw bricht moonlicht nicht tonicht' doesn't count) and virtually nobody speaks either first choice. I think we can rest assured that those that do speak it first choice are cunts.

That's just about all you need to know about the Scots.

Lord Rockingham XI

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 4:36 Tue Sep 5
Re: People who speak Scottish/Gaelic
Scottish/Gaelic makes no sense.

There's Scots, which is actually English and there's Scottish Gaelic, which isn't. More people speak Scots, which is basically Rabbie Burns talk, than Gaelic. Hardly anyone speaks either properly (being able to say, 'Hoots mon! It's a raw bricht moonlicht nicht tonicht' doesn't count) and virtually nobody speaks either first choice. I think we can rest assured that those that do speak it first choice are cunts.

That's just about all you need to know about the Scots.

ludo21 7:10 Mon Sep 4
Re: People who speak Scottish/Gaelic
If you haven't seen it give the boyos singing Yma o Hyd a watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emPhXdwhQoE

ludo21 7:03 Mon Sep 4
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If I was Scottish / Welsh / or Cornish I would learn gaelic / cornish. Doesn't mean you have to speak it all the time. What is the issue with young people in a N. Wales pub speaking Welsh? It's not like they refuse to speak to you in English.

Nothing wrong with being proud of your roots and where you come from.

Alfs 5:11 Mon Sep 4
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BRANDED 11:31 Sun Sep 3

I'm taking that as tongue in cheek, but Welsh is the first language of many people in Wales.

Surprisingly, it's also one of the most popular languages being learned on various apps.

arsene york-hunt 4:27 Mon Sep 4
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Isn't Gaelic (and Welsh) a hobby for the middle classes and a trap for the poor.

gph 11:29 Sun Sep 3
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At one point after the Norman conquest, more Scottish nobles spoke English than English ones did

Barmy Fred 11:19 Sun Sep 3
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No Gaelic spoken in Shetland
That’s Scotland- not Shetland
Here A mix of old Norse, Scots and English
A lot of the dialect words used, these understandable by Norwegians, as like the way my grand folk spoke.

BRANDED 2:14 Sun Sep 3
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300 million Chinese have learnt English because it is THE language of commerce.

billywhitehorse 1:33 Sun Sep 3
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I listen to a radio show every week called Failt' air an Duthaic in Scots Gaelic despite not understanding a word they are saying.
I like not having to listen to the crap most DJs come out with and the sound of the woman's voice who presents it is soothing.

Actually i think I might have picked up one thing by accident though, that songwriter sounds something like 'screevy hane' in Scots Gaelic.

They only play Country music if you are tempted.

Mike Oxsaw 11:48 Sun Sep 3
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If you (choose to) have no interaction with English speakers, why on earth would you waste your own time stroking English speakers egos by learning their language?

In every foreign country that I've lived/worked I've met people who don't understand a word of English, for whatever reasons. But they are their reasons, not reasons someone else (i.e a mono-linguistic English speaker) thinks they should have.

For a few centuries, English has been one of the dominant - but not sole - languages of commerce. That is rapidly changing as other languages (most notably Spanish & Mandarin Chinese) gain prominence, coupled with the fact that quite a fair bit of trade is now done by simply pointing at/clicking on a picture, then paying for what it depicts it. If done on-line, the internet will take care of any translations required.

BRANDED 11:31 Sun Sep 3
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I was in a pub in North Wales and there was a group of young Welsh lads and lasses having a few beers. They spoke Welsh between each other and then perfect English with other people. I was curious. If you can speak decent English why on Earth would you speak anything else?

Leonard Hatred 10:58 Sun Sep 3
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I was in Cornwall last week and there's still a couple of FM radio stations trying to resurrect the Cornish language.

It just sounds like someone taking the piss though, it's difficult to explain.

mashed in maryland 9:45 Sun Sep 3
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Alfs 3:58 Sun Sep 3

Nipped into the pub opposite Llandudno Jnct station once and I swear the second I ordered a drink the people next to us switched from English to Welsh. It was almost mid sentence.

Although, to be fair, I've worked with a lot of native Welsh speakers from the island and further down the coast and they often throw in the odd English sentence when talking amongst themselves.

Don't hold it against you lot though, its your country and your language

Capitol Man 6:16 Sun Sep 3
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Alfs, the entire point was they speak English until you walk in and they find out you’re not welsh.

A came off the hills after a couple of days hiking in the north of Scotland and went into a small pub in the middle of the afternoon. Ordered a couple of beers and some food and exchanged a few pleasantries. We were the only ones in there.

Two minutes after serving us he went over and whipped his Phil Collins tape out of the player and on went his Scottish folk music mix tape which was mostly Gaelic, interspersed with the a few numbers in English with a consistent theme of doing unspeakable things to English people with Claymores. Lovely spot though.

Alfs 3:58 Sun Sep 3
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To diservisy slightly, as a Welshman one of my pet hates is the English complaining that as soon as they walked into the pub, everyone started speaking Welsh.

They were speaking Welsh before you walked in, you daft cunts!

Mike Oxsaw 10:58 Sat Sep 2
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My mother came from a small village in the north of Scotland and Gaelic was her first language.

As a result my brothers & I grew up with a natural vocabulary that contained a smattering of Gaelic words and phrases and we all understood their meaning.

This was fine until we each reached secondary school and I was lobbing them without a second thought into conversations with my very English classmates.

The first term of the first year was an absolute nightmare of ridicule, but by the second term it seemed to give me a little bit of popularity - especially the swearing in Gaelic ability (which lasted until we got a Gaelic speaking form teacher...).

My second wife was from Wymess Bay and her parents were from Stornaway, so, again Gaelic crept into conversations.

Apart from my Irish West Ham suppurating neighbour, I can't recall meeting any other Gaelic speakers.

zebthecat 10:21 Sat Sep 2
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Aye Nurse

Mex Martillo 10:03 Sat Sep 2
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There are quite a few, but mainly on the Islands and strangely a part of Glasgow. I worked with a Glaswegian gaelic speaker. They can tell you what the gaelic names mean and its stuff like that means long low green island and fair enough you look at it and it is a long low green island.I
I understand Scottish drunk and have no problem with the accents.

Nurse Ratched 9:46 Sat Sep 2
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"Stonnybrudge!"

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