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Thread #168484   Message #4070448
Posted By: Richard Mellish
02-Sep-20 - 05:15 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Rigs o' Rye / Two Rigs of Rye
Subject: RE: Origins: Rigs o' Rye / Two Rigs of Rye
I should acknowledge that there is at least one point in this song where a rhyme depends on a Scots/English mixture; the last verse where "two" rhymes with "noo" but "now"/two"/"through" would not rhyme, nor would "noo"/"twa"/"through". So maybe what it really needs is Scots English, i.e. some flavour of the in-between language generally spoken by many Scots. But that is not the same as the bastard mixture that I complain about, which is in an English accent with an occasional Scots pronunciation.

I've a nasty feeling that I'm painting myself into a corner here, so maybe I should stop. :-)