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44 Post author: lukeprog 16 September 2011 02:46AM

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Comment author: wnoise 16 September 2011 07:39:38AM 10 points [-]

You are thereby signalling that not only do YOU read Scots Gaelic (fluently, of course), but you expect everyone you come into contact with socially to ALSO be fluent in Scots Gaelic.

Scots Gaelic is not Scots (is not Scottish English, though modern speakers of Scots do generally code switch into it with ease, sometimes in a continuous way). Scots Gaelic is a Gaelic, Celtic language. Scots is Germanic. Burns wrote in Scots.

Comment author: [deleted] 21 September 2011 12:33:39AM 2 points [-]

You're right, and thanks for the clarification. As I said, Burns isn't really my field.