Highland English

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Highland English (Scots: Hieland Inglis[citation needed]) is the variety of Scottish English spoken by many in the Scottish Highlands and the Hebrides.[citation needed] It is more strongly influenced by Gaelic than are other forms of Scottish English.[1][2]

Phonology[edit]

  • The svarabhakti ("helping vowel") that is used in some consonant combinations in Gaelic and Scots is sometimes used in the Hebrides, so that "film" may be pronounced "fillum".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Charles (1997). The Edinburgh History of the Scots Language. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 566–567. ISBN 978-0-7486-0754-9.
  2. ^ McMahon, April M. S. (2000). Lexical Phonology and the History of English. Cambridge University Press. p. 142. ISBN 978-0-521-47280-7.
  3. ^ Shuken, Cynthia "Highland and Island English", in Trudgill, Peter (1984). Language in the British Isles. Cambridge University Press. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-521-28409-7

Sources[edit]

  • Sabban, Annette (1982), Sprachkontakt: zur Variabilität des Englischen im gälischsprachigen Gebiet Schottlands ; eine empirische Studie, Heidelberg: Groos.
  • Watson, Murray (2003) Being English in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0-7486-1859-7

See also[edit]

Other English dialects influenced by Celtic languages