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    Question Old scotish language.

    Hello,

    I would like to know the meaning of the old scotish world "mon".

    Ex.: The mon was very ill.

    I´ve looked for all my dictionares and haven´t found anything. Could you help me.

    Thanks

    Fabiana

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    Re: Old scotish language.

    I could be wrong, but I don't believe it's "old Scottish" -- I think it's Scots English, which is spoken today by a large number of people (most of them, it won't surprise you to learn, in Scotland). "Mon" is just the word "man" in a Scots English accent. (That said, the rest of the sentence is completely standard English, so the sentence looks really strange to me.)

    There is another Scottish language -- Scots Gaelic, which isn't at all English: in fact, it's much older than English, and is related to Irish Gaelic and more distantly to Welsh (which is spoken in Wales and, of all places, Patagonia).

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    Re: Old scotish language.

    mon means man

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    Exclamation Re: Old scotish language.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabiana Migliari
    Hello,
    I would like to know the meaning of the old scotish world "mon".
    Ex.: The mon was very ill.
    I´ve looked for all my dictionares and haven´t found anything. Could you help me.
    Thanks
    Fabiana
    It just the way they pronounce it makes it sound like "mon" instead of "man". If you go further north in UK, you'll hear people saying "bot" instead of "but".

    Having said that, Scottish accent are one of the favourite British accent by any company, who prefer having anyone with Scottish accent goes well with the management job.

    According to recent poll, Sean Connery's accent was voted to be British favourite accent, followed by someone else & then came Hugh Grant's "plummy" accent (one of my favourite, as well) which is generally from the "Home Counties" area i.e. the countries around London city

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