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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. -- John Cowan Please leave your values | Check your assumptions. In fact, at the front desk. | check your assumptions at the door. --sign in Paris hotel | --Miles Vorkosigan