Scots is a Germanic language with a wide range of dialects. The West Germanic languages are not mutually intelligible, but do share a lot of linguistic features so that a Scots speaker may recognise certain words in German, and vice versa. uTalk will help guide you through with immediate results.§Learn Scots with uTalk
If you've heard people sing Auld Lang Syne at New Year, you've heard Scots. The title means 'long long ago'.
In Scots, you don't 'do the shopping', you 'go the messages'.
The phrase 'Dinna fash yersel’, meaning don't worry yourself, borrows the word 'fash' from the French fâcher (to get annoyed/angry).
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