Frae FB. Naebodie’s judgin the Scriever afore he stairts an he seems like a nice chap, but a kid yez no, this is whit he wis quotit as seyin in the National yesterday.
Alan Edgey There’s certainly no standard form when it comes to spoken Scots, however, when it comes to writing some commentators disagree…
Lindsay Colin Wilson For maitters o policie, this question wis answer’t in 2001 wi the ECRML. Naebodie pey’d tae promote Scots, oot o the public purse, shuid be bringin it up agane.
Diane Anderson He is stating fact. As long as he goes on to answer ‘yes’, I don’t see a problem. Despite 2001, folk ARE still disputing this. I canna dae ma job without dealin wi it, an A canna see thit he will be able tae aither.
Lindsay Colin Wilson He disna need tae answer the question. He jist needs tae say that it’s awreadie been answer’t, an that aw thon fowk ar daein is tryin tae airgue the toss.
Alan Edgey If Scots is a leed in its ain richt he disna e’en need tae raise the question. It micht coud indicate he isna convinced hissel.
Me: The language or dialect “question” is a well-known tool for the supression of stigmatised or minority languages. It aims to delegitimise the language’s status, undermine the self-confidence of speakers and destroy any concept of “rights”, especially in education. It is not a “question” at all (and the questioners know that) but an an attempt to avoid action by appealing to some nonsensical linguistic benchmark or the privileging of a cultural consensus where the majority (non-speakers) always outvote the minority (speakers).