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Quiz about Fair Faa Ye tae Ulster Scots
Quiz about Fair Faa Ye tae Ulster Scots

Fair Faa Ye tae Ulster Scots Trivia Quiz

Ulster Scots is a language that is fighting to increase its recognition in Northern Ireland. Match the English words to the Ulster Scots. Thinking about the sound of the words should help.

A matching quiz by darksplash. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Fair Faa Ye  
2. Afeart  
3. Amerikay  
4. Bit bairn  
5. Kailey  
Think about
6. Cruikit  
7. Dresst up tae kill  
8. Aftèrnuin  
9. Gie thocht tae  
Small child
10. Hashter  
Stylishly attired

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Fair Faa Ye

Answer: Welcome

Sometimes written as Fair Fa' Ye, you will often see it used on signs along with the Gaelic Irish Failte and the English Welcome.
2. Afeart

Answer: Afraid

Ulster Scots is an officially recognised language in Northern Ireland. It came to Ulster with the Scottish settlers of the early 17th Century. It is sometimes known as "Braid Scotch", and is akin to the linguistics that Robbie Burns would have used.
3. Amerikay

Answer: America

There are many links between the northern counties of Ireland the North America. Many Ulsterfolk settled in Pennsylvania and along the Appalachian Mountains. Eighteen Presidents of the USA had ancestral links to the counties that now make up Northern Ireland. If you ever visit Northern Ireland, a trip to the Ulster American Folk Park at Omagh Co Tyrone is well worth while.

It contains outdoor exhibits of the kind of homes that Ulsterfolk behind in the 18th and 19th Centuries and those they built in the New World. If you think your family came from Northern Ireland or Co Donegal, there are copies of ships' manifests in which you may be able to see your ancestors' names.
4. Bit bairn

Answer: Small child

Ulster Scots is, like English, a west German language by origin. Scottish Gaelic, and Irish Gaelic, for that matter, are Celtic languages.
5. Kailey

Answer: Party

In the 2011 Census, 16,373 people people in Northern Ireland (0.9% of the population) recorded an understanding of Ulster Scots and 140,204 people (8.1% of the population) said they had some ability in Ulster Scots.
6. Cruikit

Answer: Crooked

The language used in Scotland in the 16th Century would have been Scots (I know that sounds terribly obvious) rather than English. However, the great Scottish reformer John Knox was hostile to the Scots language - deeming it to be Catholic in nature. Thus English replaced it in official documents.
7. Dresst up tae kill

Answer: Stylishly attired

With English becoming more prevalent in Scotland and in Plantation Ulster, the Ulster Scots or Braid Scots languages were increasingly marginalised and confined to rural areas.
8. Aftèrnuin

Answer: Afternoon

Ulster Scots is sometimes dismissed by critics as being a "mere dialect" rather than a language, but this ignores academic studies. The American-Italian linguist Mario A Pei noted there was no essential difference between the terms: "a language being a dialect which has met with literary or political favour, while dialect is a language which politically or culturally has not met with the same good fortune".
9. Gie thocht tae

Answer: Think about

Ulster Scots is officially recognised by the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Its charter (in January 2000) called for the promotion and mutual understanding of all linguistic groups.
10. Hashter

Answer: Mess

In the 2011 Census, 16,373 people people in Northern Ireland (0.9% of the population) recorded an understanding of Ulster Scots and 140,204 people (8.1% of the population) said they had some ability in Ulster Scots.
Source: Author darksplash

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