KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Cabinet met Thursday (December 5) for day one of its special session to review the country's medium-term economic programme and the macro economic projections for the 2014/2015 Financial Year.
Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, at the start of the session, said that the Government has succe ...more »
LONDON, England (AP) — In a remote fishing town on the tip of Scotland’s Black Isle, the last native speaker of the Cromarty dialect has died, taking with him another little piece of the English linguistic mosaic.
Scottish academics said Wednesday that Bobby Hogg, who passed away last week at age 92, was the last person fluent in the dialect once common in the seaside town of Cromarty, about 175 miles north of Scottish capital Edinburgh.
The Biblically-influenced speech — complete with “thee” and “thou” — is one of many fading dialects which have been snuffed out across the British Isles.
Across the world, regional languages and dialects have disappeared as rural populations move to urban areas and compulsory education and mass media combine to iron out the kinks in local speech.
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