Gan Gaelic Duolingo ‘success’ boost Scots too?

Gaelic is seeing a cultural revival, giving hope for another richly rewarding Scottish language, Scots

According to the 2011 census, some sixty thousand Scots are able to speak Gaelic. This puts the language into the category of those languages that, without assistance, are likely to disappear in the fulness of time.

Gaelic Duolingo has given a remarkable boost for the language, “raising the possibility of more attention for Scots”. Alexander McCall Smith writes;

” There are arguments as to whether Scots is a language or merely a dialect. Those issues matter mainly to scholars and purists: for practical purposes, Scots is spontaneously and unselfconsciously appreciated in Scotland, even by those who may, on examination, reveal themselves to have no more than a few words of the language”.

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