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Paolo Nutini - A Man's a man for a' that

I just decided to re-up this without that stupid intro with the guy talking. Taken from "An Audience with Burns"
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Burns' great song updated. 
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The Last Word: We Fetishize Dying Languages. Why?

The Last Word: We Fetishize Dying Languages. Why? | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it
Stories about dying languages are far more popular than stories about emerging or hybrid languages. What does that say about us?
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Lots of relevance to Scots here.
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From 'Boke' To 'Slabber': All The 'Derry Girls' Lingo You Need To Know

From 'Boke' To 'Slabber': All The 'Derry Girls' Lingo You Need To Know | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it
We wanna be in their gang, their gang, their gang.
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The Derry Girls is a linguistic treat - play 'spot the Scots words'.
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'To a Mouse' (Using Rap / Hip-Hop)

Written by Burns in 1785, re-done using rap in 2018. 

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No bad.
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Scots Radio Burns Special Edition

Join Scots Radio as they stravaig the Royal Mile in Embra, looking at how the Bard is commemorated this year. Featuring Donald Smith, heid o th
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Scots language channel.
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Why the Bard still matters

Why the Bard still matters | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it

THESE days Burns isn't just a bard, he's a brand. Back in 2003 the World Bank estimated that Robert Burns boosted the Scottish economy by £157 million. SNP MSP Joan McAlpine, who wants the value-added figure of the Bard's financial benefits to Scotland updated, says Burns the brand helps promote Scotland’s exports and trade links "around the globe".

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Brain research into Scots language/dialect debate

Brain research into Scots language/dialect debate | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it
IN the city of the ‘peh’ and the ‘inyin’, ground-breaking research has shown that the human brain deals differently with languages and…
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Rather controversial (or alarmingly naive, according to some) study into 'proving' what variety is a dialect and what a language.
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Don't neglect the UK's indigenous languages

Don't neglect the UK's indigenous languages | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it
Why the UK can, and should, make space for our indigenous minority languages
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The True Story of How the Scots Invented the Modern World & Everything In It (2002)

The Scottish Enlightenment (Scots: Scots Enlichtenment, Scottish Gaelic: Soillseachadh na h-Alba) was the period in 18th and early 19th century Scotlan
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Arthur Herman talking about his famous book, one of the few Scottish histories to reflect (albeit briefly) on the cultural role of the Scots language. 
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Robert Burns lives again in this ultra-realistic animation of the dead poet

Robert Burns lives again in this ultra-realistic animation of the dead poet | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it
Experts at the University of Dundee and John Moores University's Face Lab create lifelike video animation of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
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Aye phone? nokia yersel oot as first scots language predictive text app launched by BuzzFresh News

Aye phone? nokia yersel oot as first scots language predictive text app launched by BuzzFresh News Aye phone? nokia yersel oot as first scots languag
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Hagrid reimagined as Dundonian in Scots version of Harry Potter…locals gave reading it a bash

Twenty years on from its release, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been translated into Scots. Dundee-born writer Matthew Fitt converted J
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E'm aa for it an aa
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Scotslanguage.com - Teaching resources for CfE (Early and First Level)

Scots teaching resources for Early and First Level. Using Scots in the classroom with learners in Early Years settings and Primary schools can enhance children’s experiences of choosing poems and stories and discovering the relevance of texts to their own lives. When children are beginning to develop tools for reading, Scots can help them explore sounds and words and develop reading strategies to aid with understanding.

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Resources for the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).
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Burns poem 'brought to life' by animation

Burns poem 'brought to life' by animation | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it
The latest technology was used to recreate the Scottish bard's face reciting his poem To a Mouse.
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When The Accent Is Way Too Hard To Understand | BURNS NIGHT COMEDY SKETCH | The Hook

The truth behind THAT accent is finally revealed... Ever heard an accent that you've had to ask several times for the person to repeat? 

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Oh naw! We'v bin aw fun oot!
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Languages of the British Isles

Think English is the only language from the British Isles? Think again! In this one I look at each of the languages of Britain individually. Country an
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Gerard Butler Teaches You Scottish Slang | Vanity Fair

Gerard Butler teaches you Scottish slang words. 

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Slang FFS
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The Scots Language (or Dialect?!)

This video is all about Scots, a sister language of English (or an English dialect, depending on who you ask). Either way, it's fascinating! 

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'Dreich', 'Drookit' and 'Smirr' set for an airing on TV weather forecasts?

'Dreich', 'Drookit' and 'Smirr' set for an airing on TV weather forecasts? | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it


Britain’s forecaster has formally announced that it will use what it rather controversially calls “regional slang” in its broadcasts.

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Frisian, The Language That's Like English

Frisian, The Language That's Like English | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it
Frisian is a language that's very close to English. Learn all about the fascinating history of this old language.
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Frisian used to be the language that was considered the closest to English. Many scholars now consider Scots to be closer.
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Nan Shepherd: move aside Robert Burns, it's time to celebrate Scotland's identity with a woman

Nan Shepherd: move aside Robert Burns, it's time to celebrate Scotland's identity with a woman | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it
Scotland's literary culture is dominated by a male perspective. So as Burns Night approaches, it's time to give prominence to a female voice – written in both English and Scots.
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Other poets are available.
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The Scots leid: publishin the ‘unreadable’

The Scots leid: publishin the ‘unreadable’ | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it
Matthew Fitt, co-founder of Itchy Coo Books, reflects on the cultural and commercial advantages of publishing in the Scots language. 
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Matthew Fitt anent Scots leid publishin in 'The Bookseller'.
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Neil Findlay's bizarre tweet about The National causes confusion

Neil Findlay's bizarre tweet about The National causes confusion | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it

LABOUR MSP Neil Findlay appeared to insult those who speak the Scots language in his response to a tweet by Nicola Sturgeon criticising…
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What language racism looks like.
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William Soutar: The poetic genius written out of Scottish history

William Soutar: The poetic genius written out of Scottish history | Scots and European minority languages | Scoop.it
Hugh MacDiarmid wrote the least-generous introduction to a collection of poems in history after the death of his friend and rival William Soutar, once hailed as perhaps the greatest living Scots poet, says Ajay Close
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