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anyone up north listening

pierre_pierre
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anyone up north listening

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Steve
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Re: anyone up north listening

I hear you loud and clear,im further up than glasgow but they do have there own language as does other places up here.perhaps it would be easier understanding braille than the glaswegian accent.still not that hard too the trained ear!! Crazy
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Re: anyone up north listening

If you need some practice watch the Rab C. Nesbitt repeats on BBC on Tuesday nights. It takes about 24.538 minutes to get your ear in!!  Grin
Stanley Baxter did a thing called "Parliamo Glasgow" some years ago...  "Whirra marrer tummel toutra barra Clarra?" ..  market stall-holder's shout!
Steve
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Re: anyone up north listening

I do like rab c nesbit,still game,the big yin,but ive never came across "glaswegian english"I thought that was scottish,still could be worse,could be" durrick"not sure if i spelt that correctly Grin
check out this link half way down the page theres 3 scottish accents to listen too,edinburgh,glasgow and aberdeen
http://www.friendsofscotland.gov.uk/scotlandnow/issue-02/arts/scottish-accent.html
mentalist3d
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Re: anyone up north listening

I'm up in Fife and our slang and dialect is completely different from theirs, an example, we use the word bairn for a kid, Glasgow uses wean (sounds like wane - way-n), quite a lot of wee differences across the whole of Scotland, and in Fife, each small town develop their own words and dialect differences.
A funny example of Glasgow speech (and Scottish humour) is: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=970_1246204122 (some strong language though)