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I still visit some of them in England and Scottland.
You understand Scots ? ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr0erVo3EP8 
Right pal, what's yer expletive problem then, eh? Think yer a wise man, eh? Y'wana square go? A'll gie ye an expletive square go, ya wee expletive.
Quote from: Geezer on 13/09/2009 05:59:07Right pal, what's yer expletive problem then, eh? Think yer a wise man, eh? Y'wana square go? A'll gie ye an expletive square go, ya wee expletive.Sounds like you would appreciate (and be able to translate) this video ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLxLmFhROqY 
Gaaaaaaaah!!! Scots!!!! Those youtube videos are great.I can do fine with Scottish accents, but Scots has so many different words (lexicon in linguistic parlance). For whatever reason Scottish accents are easier for me than southern English accents like Cockney.Luckily for me most people can switch to a pronunciation closer to received pronunciation.
The Scots and Germans use very similar pronunciation. For example, it's almost impossible for many people in England to say Loch Lomond properly. It usually sounds like Lock Lomond. Anything with rolling "r" sounds is usually a disaster. But I suspect you can pronounce Loch without a problem. My knowledge of German is pathetic, but I can still order a couple of beers in Germany without anyone detecting I'm not actually German. I do speak a little French, but whenever I say anything in France, they immediately hand me the English menu!
BTW, did you know you can only get a job as an announcer at the BBC if you have a speech impediment