From: Brian M. Scott
> --- On Wed, 2/18/09, Brian M. Scott <BMScott@...>You mean OE /A:/. It did change, becoming /e:/ in Middle
>> At 9:15:15 PM on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, Rick
>> McCallister wrote:
>>> No, I'd say English is a dialect of Scots --given that
>>> Scots is more conservative, much closer to Old English.
>> In what respect(s)?
> The vowels
> <a> did not change to /o/ e.g. hame vs. home
> /u/ did not change to /au/ e.g. house vs. /hus/You mean OE /u:/; it didn't diphthongize, but it has been
> preservation of /x/I know less about the consonants, but at least in some Scots