78. Oot in the Open

78. Oot in the Open

By Helen Zaltzman

The Allusionist

Monday, 21 May

You are born and raised in a household speaking a language. Then you start going to school, and that language is banned. If you speak it, you’ll be punished physically or psychologically. Across your country, there are people like you who associate their first language with shame, or not even being a language at all. This is the predicament of the Scots language.

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