So me behufyt quhilum, or than be dum,
Sum bastard Latyn, Franch or Inglys oys,
Quhar scant was Scottys.
( Gavin Douglas , Prologue to Book I, Æneid, 1513)
[Just as in Latin there are some Greek terms,
So it behoved me at times, rather than be dumb,
Some bastard Latin, French or English to use,
Where Scots was scant].
The term Scottis was opposed to Sotheroun or Suddroun (Southern: the English of England), a less ambiguous term than Inglis. Only from the early 18c was the present-day terminology consistently applied, Scots for the VERNACULAR of the Scottish Lowlands and English for the language of England and the standard variety being imported into Scotland.
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