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The first encyclopædia in the Scots leid
Discovery of the day: there is a Scots edition of Wikipedia
(or "Wikipædia", as it's known in Scots). That's written in the Scots
language, which is descended from Middle English, and is just about comprehensible to English speakers. (Though while it may look like English with funny spellings and odd words, it should not be mistaken for Scotched English
; not only that but one should be wary of artificial attempts to make it more English-like, such as the nefarious apologetic apostrophe
). In it you will find 1,573 articles about various subjects, including (naturally) Scotland, the "Unitit Kinrick" and Europe, the "mathematical an naitral sciences", "airt an cultur", "applee'd sciences an industry", "daily life an leisur" and "ither", as well as on written Scots
and a Scots-English dictionary
. Also, the Scots for "search" is "rake" (though "Edit" appears to be the same as in English; either that or MediaWiki doesn't let one change this), and some articles begin with the disclaimer:
The "Scots" that wis uised in this airticle wisna written by a native speaker. Gin ye can, please sort it.
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