Re: [tied] De Vulgari Regularitate (earlier: substratums)

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14854
Date: 2002-08-31

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From: geoffpowers@...
Cc: geoffpowers@...
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2002 12:07 AM
Subject: Re: [tied] De Vulgari Regularitate (earlier: substratums)

> 'Shoon' is very good Scots.
True, of course. It's how Robbie Burns spelt it:
For me, I swear by sun an' moon,
An' ev'ry star that blinks aboon,
Ye've cost me twenty pair o' shoon,
Just gaun to see you...
But the pronunciation with [u] is nevertheless English-influenced, while the most conservative dialects of Scots have retained a historically regular fronted vowel.