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The language is just Scottish, not Scyttisce Gǣlisce.

Which one? There are after all threeممتاز 14:42, 13 Þrimilcemōnaþ 2007 (UTC)

http://sco.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page ممتاز 14:46, 13 Þrimilcemōnaþ 2007 (UTC)

http://gd.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duille_M%C3%B2rممتاز 14:44, 13 Þrimilcemōnaþ 2007 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page ممتاز 14:45, 13 Þrimilcemōnaþ 2007 (UTC)

I was just passing through and noticed (even with my zero understanding of Anglo Saxon) that the names of the languages were wrong. The Goidelic language of Scotland is usually called Gaelic (pronounced /gɑːlɪk/) when in Scotland and there is no risk of confusion, and is called Scottish Gaelic. It is never called Scottish because of the complex situation in Scotland (unlike in Ireland where Irish Gaelic is called just Irish). The Germanic language of Scotland is known as Scots in Scots and in English, again never Scottish, and definitely never Scottish English as this is the name of the dialect of English which is spoken by the Media and Government of Scotland. However, again with my non-existent knowledge of the Anglo Saxon language, I presume that it would not have a word for Scots as opposed to Scottish. In most other languages that I've seen on Wikipaedia where they don't have a word it tends to be called a transliteration of Scots or they use their word meaning Scottish.

I've changed the language name to Scottish since it is the meaning of the word. However, I'll leave the more knowledgeable edits of this article to change this if they want. 13:40, 3 Se Æfterra Gēola 2008 (UTC)