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Early Scottish immigrants . . . the joke is on me!

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This past Wednesday I discovered that the people living in the aboriginal territory of the Scots . . . Ulster, the Atlantic Coast of Scotland and the Orkney Islands, like the Uchee and Creeks, rolled their R's so hard that speakers of other languages often write the sound down as an L. This is the reason for the "lee" and "ly" ending for many place and tribal names within the interior of the Lower Southeast.

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