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GUEST,Scabby Doug Help: Scottish text to Silent Night (36) RE: Help: Scottish text to Silent Night 04 Dec 01


I think that perhaps Robinia is labouring under some sort of misapprehension about the languages spoken/used here in Scotland.

The Church of Scotland has always been heavily inclined towards Standard English. Recently there have been some "translations" or renderings of the Bible into vearious versions of Scots or Lallans or "The Doric".

Translations of hymns, psalms, or the Bible into Gaelic are older - indeed some English hymns are the result of Gaelic-English translations.

To the best of my knowledge, there has never been anything much done about translating hymns. a)There wouldn't be any need.. (I don't think there are any Gaelic monoglots left) and despite what you might assume from films like Trainspotting - we do all sort of speak English - even if it doesn't sound like that...

b) Into what language? If it's not Gaelic and not "Doric" -i.e. Scots... I can't imagine what other language we might find useful!

Cheers

Steven


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