Caudonian Scots

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Caudonian Scots
Caudonie Scots, Caullans, (Braid) Scots
Native toCaudonia
Native speakers
0  (2019)
3 L2 speakers
Latin
Official status
Official language in
Flag of Caudonia.png Caudonia
Regulated byBuird fur thi Leids ae Caudonie

Caudonian Scots, also known as Caudonie Scots and Caullans, is a dialect of the Scots language spoken in Caudonia. The dialect employs alternative spellings of certain words and sounds compared to other dialects. It has been most influenced by the Northern Scots and Central Scots dialects.

Names

The dialect is generally referred to as Caudonian Scots in English. Speakers usually refer to their vernacular as Caudonie Scots, Braid Scots or simply Scots. Caullans, a portmanteau merging Caudonia and Lallans, the Scots for lowlands, is also used.

Speaker population and area

Caudonian Scots is spoken primarily in New Rutland and Bismarck. Three can speak, read, write and understand Caudonian Scots and six people reported having some ability of reading and understanding Caudonian Scots.

Status

Linguistic status

Caudonian Scots, like other dialects of Scots and the language as a whole, is sometimes considered a dialect of English by linguists. Other linguists treat it as a variety of Scots and believe Scots is a language in its own right.

Legal status

The Government of Caudonia recognises the Scots language, specifically the dialect spoken in Caudonia, as an official language in the nation. The Language Protection Act, passed in November of 2019, recognises the Scots language as an "official language, equal in status to English".

History

Scots was brought to Caudonia by Prince William I in 2019. He spoke a rather odd dialect of Scots and he named it Caudonian Scots. Since then, it has been slowly growing within the nation. On 3 August 2019, the Caudonian Language Commission was formed for the regulation, protection and promotion of Caudonian Scots, encouraging use in speech, writing and in all areas of life.