Branch of English or a Separate Language?
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Branch of English or a Separate Language? www.sottish.parliament.uk/vli/language/scots/index.htm

Or a low blow?

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Branch of English or a Separate Language?

A dialect. As far as I know, everyone who speaks Scots understands most forms of English. I'm not sure if it works the other way around, though.

Scots could be categorized as a separate language if Scotland was an independent state and had an army. I don't know who originally stated this idea of languages having armies, but it works here.

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Branch of English or a Separate Language? www.sottish.parliament.uk/vli/language/scots/index.htm

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Branch of English or a Separate Language?

A dialect. As far as I know, everyone who speaks Scots understands most forms of English. I'm not sure if ... and had an army. I don't know who originally stated this idea of languages having armies, but it works here.

The traditional Chinese character for "nation" ("guo") contains a pictograph of a lance (for an army), a mouth (for a language), and what was originally earth, surrounded by borders.
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Scots could be categorized as a separate language if Scotland was an independent state and had an army. I don't know who originally stated this idea of languages having armies, but it works here.

Max Weinreich: "A language is a dialect with an army and a navy."

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A dialect. As far as I know, everyone who speaks ... this idea of languages having armies, but it works here.

Max Weinreich wrote, in Yiddish, "A language is a dialect with an army and a navy."
It's a pleasantry; if the Scottish people think of themselves as a nation, they're certainly entitled to call their speech a language, and no one can tell them any different.
The traditional Chinese character for "nation" ("guo") contains a pictograph of a lance (for an army), a mouth (for a language), and what was originally earth, surrounded by borders.

Good grief. Did you fall for one of those books that makes pictures out of characters?

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The traditional Chinese character for "nation" ("guo") contains a pictograph ... a language), and what was originally earth, surrounded by borders.

Good grief. Did you fall for one of those books that makes pictures out of characters?

Analyzing them by breaking them down helps the "more mature" (older) brain remember the characters, if nothing else. Guo has 11 strokes in the traditional form.
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Good grief. Did you fall for one of those books that makes pictures out of characters?

Sounds like many of us have been misled, Peter. Set us straigh!
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