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English translation: Aye, yer right there hen!

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09:09 Mar 7, 2002
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Linguistics / Linguistics
English term or phrase: Quick poll on \
Can I just quickly poll English native speakers on the use of "outwith" (meaning "outside"). I use this word regularly, but it doesn't seem to be used everywhere in the English-speaking world. Can anyone confirm my suspicion that this is a word used most frequently in Scotland?
Karin Walker
Germany
Local time: 00:18
English translation:Aye, yer right there hen!
Explanation:
It was (just) one of my problems when learning to translate into "English" as opposed to that Scots variant we use back home. Same also applies to "whilst" (Scotland/UK) and "while" (US).
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Alison Schwitzgebel
France
Local time: 00:18
Grading comment
Ta hen! and all others!
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +4Aye, yer right there hen!
Alison Schwitzgebel


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
Aye, yer right there hen!


Explanation:
It was (just) one of my problems when learning to translate into "English" as opposed to that Scots variant we use back home. Same also applies to "whilst" (Scotland/UK) and "while" (US).

Alison Schwitzgebel
France
Local time: 00:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
Grading comment
Ta hen! and all others!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gilbert Ashley
1 min

agree  Chris Rowson: I dont know this word at all! I never even heard it from my Scottish partner of 14 years, who was otherwise often educational. But "whilst" is for me just a little old-fashioned/legal/contractual
9 mins

agree  MJ Barber: never heard this word!! obviously not used by us 'Paddies' either.
1 hr

agree  BernieM: Definitley Scottish only - I came across it for the very first time recently in a novel by a Scottish author
2 hrs
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