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GUEST,Jim McLean Origins: Westerly Winds/Now Westlin Winds (Burns) (46) RE: Origins: Westerly Winds/Now Westlin Winds (Burns) 12 Sep 21

The West of Scotland doesn’t have a long “oo”. sound. I learned this when I first went to Germany where the short “ü” can change the meaning of a word, “bruder” for example, with a long “u” becomes plural with a short “ü”. I found I couldn’t say a long “u” without a great deal of practice.
Ritson pointed out that the spelling of words with “ui” was to signify short “u” for English readers.

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