Researchers wanted to move beyond looking at just Scots words and sounds and instead explore sentence construction in various parts of Scotland. This part of a language is called its syntax, and, according to Prof Jennifer Smith, the principal investigator, it’s one of the most creative aspects of how people use language. You can explore the Scots Syntax Atlas and listen to different varieties of Scots. There is even a video tour, example below.
Weel, mibbies no quite. A’ll nae doot come back tae this ane, but this is the last paragraph of Dr Melinger’s paper…