Re: Intro and other
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 2, 2002, 16:51|
Thomas R. Wier scripsit:
> Isn't Scots kinda the inverse of the Hindi-Urdu situation --
> basilectal varieties have very low intelligibility with Standard
> English varieties, but acrolectal varieties are little different
> from RP?
Well, another way to say it is that Scots has no real acrolect,
its place being taken by a Scottish pronunciation of Standard
English, or even by RP itself. So this is one of those
diglossic situations where the H and L languages are totally
different, as in Alsace.
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