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Monday, March 6, 2017
You'll never guess what 'Betrump' means in the Scots language
Who would've known the Scottish saw Donald Trump coming?
Scots is a Germanic language native to Scotland, alongside English and Scottish Gaelic, and has been spoken for centuries.
At one point, it was the national language of Scotland, spoken by Scottish kings and used to write official records.
Scots was overtaken by English, which became a distinct language in the country by the 15th century.
By the mid-sixteenth century, written Scots has becoming more and more influenced by the development of Standard English in England because of more royal and political dealings between Scotland and England.
But it is still recognised by the UK government as a regional language, and there is a wealth of literature written in Scots.
It’s mainly spoken in the Northern Isles and Lowlands, and the language is now included in the country’s national curriculum.