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The language English for Scotland (Scottish English) is the name for the variety of the English language as it is used in Scotland as an official and educational language. It is, along with Scots and Scottish Gaelic, one of the official languages in Scotland.
In Scotland, English is spoken as a mother tongue by over 5 million people. English is also an official language of supranational organizations such as the Organization of American States, the African Union, UNASUR, CARICOM, SAARC, ECO, ASEAN, the Pacific Islands Forum, the Commonwealth of Nations and one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
The English language is a Germanic language that belongs to the West Germanic branch and was originally native to England. It developed from the early Middle Ages onwards through the immigration of North Sea Germanic peoples to Britain. Among them were also the Angles and the Saxons, from which the former common name of the language, Anglo-Saxon, is derived. The present name “English” is derived from the Anglo-Saxon people.
The English vocabulary was initially strongly influenced by North Germanic languages. After the conquest of England by the Normans, terms from French also found their way into the English vocabulary. Of the languages still spoken today, the Frisian languages and Low German are closely related to English.
Starting from England, English spread across the entire British Isles and became a world language in Australia, Africa and India, mainly due to the colonization of America and the colonial policy of Great Britain.
The English language was introduced to Scotland in the 12th century by English-speaking settlers from the north of England. Together with Celtic and Norse influences, a variety of the English language developed, called Scots, which was the standard language of Scotland until the 18th century. After the union of Scotland and England in 1707 the influence of the English language increased and a Scottish English with its own vocabulary and regional pronunciation was developed.
Scottish English differs from English as spoken in England mainly in its pronunciation. For example, there is no distinction between long and short vowels. Furthermore, a large number of Gaelic loan words made their way into the Scottish English vocabulary. There are also differences in sentence structure compared to Standard English.
Voice over recordings in English for Scotland are carried out in professional recording studios located in Scotland. We work with native speakers who have a perfect command of the Scottish English language and are trained professional voice talents.
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