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Comic #4284

1 Mordekai: We may as well at least complete the alphabet. Dwalin?
1 Dwalin: Zombie!
2 Mordekai: No need to shout.
2 Dwalin: Nae! Zombie! Prepare tae fight!
3 Mordekai: Oh, it’s all right. Our cleric will turn it.
3 Dwalin: Whut cleric?
4 Mordekai: Alvissa’s praying to elven gods all the time.
4 Alvissa: Only to be delivered from this madness!

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I asked some friends how they'd say "zombie" in a Scottish accent, and the general consensus was that it wouldn't be all that different to how we normally say it.

I tried looking up zombie in Wikipedia and seeing if there was a Scots version of the page, but there isn't. Neither is there a Scottish Gaelic version. Of course those are different languages and may not be indicative of how a Scottish person would say "zombie" in English, but I was curious anyway.

So. Unless some Scottish readers want to contribute an opinion, I'll leave this topic there.

UPDATE: Reader Graham writes:

I've lived in Scotland for 42 years, and, yes, basically Zombie in Scots is "Zombie". Maybe a little more emphasis on the first syllable, and the final vowel a little more guttural, but really very little different than other English speakers. A really thick accent might get to "ZOMbeh" I suppose.

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