Mutual incomprehensibility

Ae of the “popular/fowk linguistic” criteria yaised tae sinder a dialeck frae a langage is twa-wey unnerstaun-abeelitie (mutual comprehensibility)

“Och A can git a bittie Scots gin ye speak slaw-like, canna be a ‘rael’ langage, lol”. Yes aw ken whit A mean.

Onieweys here’s American vs Scottish played for laughs. BTW Phil Goodlad is having a bit of fun here drifting between Scottish English spoken quickly with an accent and his native Shetland Scots.

But Phil the Shetlander isna quite correck tho, A first lairnt the Scots jist doon the coast fae Muirfield, in Dunbar. An as a bairn frae East Lothian A doot A widna hae had aw that muckle a problem unnerstaunin his dialeck…

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