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Old 10-23-2019, 07:11 AM
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There is an interesting dialectic continuum in Scotland; is there something similar connecting High and Low German?
"Scottish Standard English is at one end of a bipolar linguistic continuum, with focused broad Scots at the other."
In other words, you can start at Caithness and travel to Edinburgh with the language shifting only gradually along the way. But Scots is considered a separate language though within the English branch (sibling to a Frisian branch) of Western Germanic while Scottish Standard English is a dialect of English.

In one taxonomy, the English branch of Anglo-Frisian is shown with three languages: English, Scots and Angloromani (Rummaness):
"An example of a phrase in Angloromani is: The mush was jalling down the drom with his gry ('The man was walking down the road with his horse')."