Wiktionary:About Scots

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Main category: Scots language

The Scots language is an Anglic language, traditionally spoken in what is today Scotland. It has various relations with English, notably being a source of some words in English (often of Scandinavian or Gaelic origin), and providing cognate terms from Old English, aiding reconstruction of Old English terms.

Dialect labels[edit]

The following labels may be used with {{context}} (short form {{cx}}) or {{label}} (short form {{lb}}) to tag terms as belonging to a specific dialect of Scots:

  • {{lb|sco|Border Scots}}
  • {{lb|sco|Doric Scots}}
  • {{lb|sco|Lowlands Scots}}
  • {{lb|sco|South Scots}}
  • {{lb|sco|Ulster Scots}}

Other labels may be used as well, but they will neither put the term into a category for the dialect nor provide a link to a Wikipedia article on the dialect.

See also[edit]