Hello Mctag, what is the difference between Ulster-Scots and Shelta?
is spoken by (a few) descendants of the Plantation settlers in what is known as "the 6 counties" (ie Northern Ireland). The link below gives some insght:
is the language of the Irish Traveller (gypsy) community. This from GOOGLE:
THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SHELTA
The 86,000 or so Irish Travellers throughout the world -- in Britain, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada -- share a common language called Shelta, also known as Gammon or The Cant, which is based in part on Gaelic.
Anthropologists and sociolinguists believe Shelta serves two functions for the Irish Traveller community: a means of maintaining secrecy and a method of reinforcing membership in the community. Shelta is taught from birth and only within the community, not in any school, according to Heather Tondini, writing in the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. Only Irish Travellers can speak it; only Irish Travellers can understand it.