|Verfasst am: 30. Apr 2022 07:27 Titel: Taking TikTok by storm with the Scots language
Taking TikTok by storm with the Scots language
Len said she was surprised when she learned that the mast majority of her audience were women from America.
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"I thought: 'That's great, because they're engaging in the culture' - but I wish I could engage the Scottish audience more."
Len can still remember her mother telling her that Scots words were not "slang".
"I really credit my mum for reassuring me that it was a real way of speaking. Some people get bullied for speaking that way," she said.
At the last census in 2011, more than 1.2 million people in Scotland said they could speaks, read and write in Scots.
Singer-songwriter Iona Fyfe, who has previously highlighted instances of abuse in the Scottish folk scene, is also part of the online community of Scots enthusiasts.
"When I was growing up, I didn't see myself on TV, on the radio, in other situations," she said.
"Generally, I was told at school to speak 'proper'."
But she has stuck to her roots, and last September she released The Cauld - a pop song written in Scots.
"In music, if you didn't like folk music or Bothy Ballads you wouldn't hear Scots - until now," she said.
"That's why I wanted to write The Cauld. It's a pop song with all the pop formations, but it's in Scots.
"I didn't write it in English and translate it, I wrote it directly into Scots."