MDM Posted July 26, 2021 Share Posted July 26, 2021 (edited) On 21/07/2021 at 14:50, wiskerke said: You're welcome. A bit to the north of you, they have the same g/ch: video 1. A different take on where the Scottish G/CH comes from in this short video. Oops . wim A bit to the west would be more correct in fact. It's actually Irish (Gaeilge) not Scottish. It was brought to Scotland by the Irish invaders some time way back before the Normans invaded England and then Ireland. The Scottish version is a dialect with very similar words and sounds to Irish (of which there are numerous dialects in various parts of the country). It's only the Ch sound not the G, which is always a hard G, as far as I know. The complicated bit is where a normal C changes to a Ch for a noun beginning with C depending on the case and gender. Because of learning Irish (or having it literally beaten into me) I find it fairly easy to do a Dutch G. The same with Spanish where the G can be hard or soft (guttural in the latter case). The proper pronunciation of loch is more like luch (like luck with a guttural ch ending) not lock which is actually an anglicisation. Merseysiders (including true Scousers) have a very noticable guttural sound at the ends of words such as back which I guess must come from the Irish. Edited July 26, 2021 by MDM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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