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The origins of Scots: mind yer language!

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Researchers from the Angus McIntosh Centre shed some light on the origins of the Scots language

Whether it’s talking about the weather looking a bit dreich, or heading down the pub for a wee dram, most of us have heard the odd Scots word being thrown around.

But how much do we know about this charming language and its origins?

Researchers from the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics (AMC) have created a video that explores the history of the Scots language and its evolution through time.

Watch the video to find out more:

About AMC

AMC is a research centre at the University of Edinburgh. It fosters research in historical linguistics and language change, centred around English and Scots.

Read more about AMC and their projects in our article below.

The origins of the Scots language

 

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