Fowk hae different ideas aboot foo tae answer thon question. Here at Doric Books we taak e view aat Doric is e dialect o Scots aat folk in the Nor-East o Scotland spik.
E Scots language is West Germanic in origin. It comes fae Aul Northern English wi links tae Danish, French, Gaelic, Latin an mebbe a bittie Pictish inna.
It's kint as a language bi e Scottish Government, e UK Government an e European Union. Accordin tae e 2011 Census aboot 1.6 million folk spik Scots.
Like ony ither language, Scots his a puckle different dialects. As weel as Doric, ye get Ayrshire, Borders, Dundonian, Edinburgh Scots, Fife, Glaswegian, Orcadian, Shetlandic, an mair.
An jist as Scots his variety, sae his Doric. There's mair than ae wye tae spik (an spell) e Doric! There's a difference atween fairmin an fishin Doric, Banffshire an Mearns Doric, toon an country Doric bit we aa hae wirdies in common.
People have different ideas about how to answer that question. Here at Doric Books we take the view that Doric is the dialect of Scots that people in the North-East of Scotland speak.
The Scots language is West Germanic in origin. It comes from Old Northern English with links to Danish, French, Gaelic, Latin and maybe a smattering of Pictish.
It is recognised as a language by the Scottish Government, the UK Government and the European Union. According to the 2011 Census about 1.6 million people speak Scots.
Like any other language, Scots his a variety of dialects. As well as Doric, there is Ayrshire, Borders, Dundonian, Edinburgh Scots, Fife, Glaswegian, Orcadian, Shetlandic, and more.