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Doric: the Scots dialect spoken by the Queen – what it sounds like and where it comes from

By Robert McColl Millar, Professor in Linguistics and Scottish Language, University of Aberdeen
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In the aftermath of her passing, it was reported that Queen Elizabeth could speak the local dialect of Balmoral and the region around it. This dialect of the north-east of Scotland – called the Doric by local people –- is a distinctive, well-preserved form of the Scots language.

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