Lowland Scottish (LS: Scots), often called only Scots or Lowlandish (LS: Lallands), is a West Theedish tung, which, like nowadays' English, comes from the Old English tung. Scots comes from the Northumbrish byleid of Old English. It is spoken in the lowlands of Scotland and in bits of Northern Ireland. It is very near to the byleids of Northern England. Northern English is seen as more alike to Scots than to Southern English. In , a cleaner kind of Scottish is spoken, while in towns it is mingled with English. Scots is not the same as the Scottish byleid of English.
When it was first spoken, the tongue was called English, and "Scottish" meant the Scottish Gaelish tung. Scots was much less swayed by the French sway in the English tung, which is why it still has many things from Old English which were lost in nowadays' English. For show: lift instead of air, ettle instead of intend, umbethink instead of remember, leid instead of language, clyre instead of tumour, and others. Scots also has more North Theedish sway than English does.