A Conversation for Scottish Dialect

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Post 1

Flora Light

This is interesting! In NZ, 66% of people are of Scots descent, which would explain why so many of those dialect items are known in NZ, and I was amazed how many are! I have learned a lot, including what 'slange' means, finally! smiley - smiley


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Post 2

Bobaah

Slange is a toast shortened from the russian Slangivar (dunno how to spell it properly). As far as i know it's not a Scots' word...

But there's every chance i'm wrong.


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Post 3

jimbothewan

hi, think you are wrong, in gaelic it is spelled slainthe and is the opening part of a drinking toast. I'm in Glasgow and am off to a work night out on friday for a guy who's off to work for the polis. He's from South Uist and will know. Can I get back to you at the weekend?


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Post 4

Bobaah

Ah i truly didn't know that. I'm in EdinBurger, and in my local a lot of people say 'slange' and when i asked what they were talkin about they gave me the russian explanation. They were probably takin the p**s outta me though...
More than willing to take your word for it, cos it's more intelligent sounding than the idiots in my local boozer.


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Post 5

jimbothewan

Sorry for delay. It is a gaelic saying. Phonetically, Slanjivar and the reply Slanjivohr. Translated as "good health to you" and the reply "the very best of health to you" Pls note on the reply it is considered good manners to roll the r's. No idea what they mean but that's what I was told.


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