Scottish English Medvedeva Arina 04.3-902(b) The varieties of English spoken in Scotland. The main, formal variety is called Scottish Standard English or Standard Scottish English (SSE) Phonetics 1. Scottish English lacks about five vowel sounds that English speakers use. 2. Scottish speakers don’t use the schwa sound (ə) : (the sound in 'the' = the sound in 'bit') 3. 'bird' and 'heard' are not homophones (the vowel in 'bird' can be the same as the vowel in 'but' or 'bit' depending on the accent and gender of the speaker) 4. 'coat' and 'face’ = /kot/ /fes/ 5. front 'a' sound = back 'a' sound (both sounds are always fronted and short) 6. Scottish English didn't lose the /r/ at the end: 'fewer' is /fjur/ The Scottish accent Scottish English is a combination of dialect with specific borrowings from Old English and unique grammatical constructions, more or less ordinary English and a clear Scottish accent. Scottish English - a combination of the specific dialect borrowings from the Old English grammar and unique designs, more or less plain English and clear the Scottish accent.