25th March 08:07
a song about Filberts
LOL! Is not "A", sparrow only one sparrow? Is not, "one", sparrow a sparrow?
If there was another, "one", it would not be, "a", sparrow, it would be two
That is where the, "more loose construct bit", comes in. Sorry if it does
not gel with your English constructs but that is just one of the several
things that shows the difference and similarity of the two languages. Your
mistake is attempting to apply the same rule to two different languages. In
your above example you are pointing out something that helps prove Scots is
a language. The examples you quote shows the Scots language has its own
dialects. both examples are correct.. The nearest Scots came to a literary
standard was called, "The Lallans", used by the likes of Christopher Grieve.
It never quite made it as a standard. BTW: The Lallans just means The
Lowlands. Some people drew me up for using the term when talking about
general Scots Lowland language. I then started using Lapland Language but
any Scots speaker would know it meant the same thing. Its that loose
construct thing again. I say again you cannot apply your English language
standards to Scots for Scots is not English.
There are in literary work. More especially in the English.
<snip>> From , "To A Mouse".
Aye! Richt! If ye wad moot sae.
Auld Bob Peffers,
Aa ootgannin screivings maun hae nae wee beasties wi thaim..
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