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Who will have the last word?

Thu, Jul 2 2020 1:12 AM by craigswan. 8,869 replies.
  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Thu, Mar 29 2018 3:09 AM

    oops .

  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Sat, Mar 31 2018 8:23 AM

    A man walks into a bar and sees two slabs of meat suspended from a beam in the ceiling.

    “What are those doing there?” he asked the barmen.

    “That’s a tradition we have here: if you jump up and touch both pieces of meat in one jump, you have an open tab and everything you drink for the night is free. But beware, if you attempt it but don’t touch both pieces of meat, then you have to foot everybody else’s bill this evening.”

    The man thought about it for a bit, before saying: “I’ll just have a pint of beer please.”

    “You’re not going to try the challenge?” the barman asked?

    “No. I thought about it, but the stakes are too high.”

  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Sat, Mar 31 2018 8:30 AM

    Mini pronounciation guide to help us speak with an Scottish accent?

  • Let's start with a fairly simple one: the short 'oo' sound in "book" or "could," shifts to the long 'oo' sound in "too."
  • The 'ow' sound in words like 'cow' becomes an 'aow.' This is one of the classic Scottish sounds.
  • And here's the other: all 'r' sounds are rolled. This is the hardest sound to learn, if you have not alredy figured it out.
  • We now come to one of the fun changes, the "j-u glide." The gist of this is to insert a 'y' sound before a long 'u' sound, unless doing so would change the meaning of the word.
  • Both long 'a' (as in "play") and long 'e' (as in "see") get a short 'e' (as in "egg") mixed into them.
  • The long 'o' sound in words like 'go' is stretched out a bit.
  • The short 'i' in words like "listen" moves toward a short 'e,' as in "egg."
    - If ye will nae listen, ye will miss the sound of the pigeons.

  • Final 't' is stopped only when it follows a vowel sound.
    - What hat do ye want to wear to the great feast?

  • The 'tl' sound becomes very carefully articulated.
    - The gentleman lifted his little bottle.
  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Sat, Mar 31 2018 8:32 AM



    Welcome tae the Scottie Translator from Scotland. Write yer wee bit English phrase in the kistie on the left an we'll chynge it intae Scottie juist lik that! Nae havers nou!

     

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