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Hope for the Future

August 30, 2012

Now we have it, the hopes of Past, Present, and Future!  All we’re missing is Ebenezer Scrooge!

  • Tha mi an dòchas gum bi… (HA mee un DAWK-us goom bee….)  I hope that (X) will be…
  • Tha e an dòchas nach bi…  (HA eh un DAWK-us nach bee….)  He hopes that  (X) will not be….
  • Tha i an dòchas gum bi…  (HA ee un DAWK-us goom bee….) She hopes that (X) will be….
  • Tha iad an dòchas nach bi…  (HA EE-ud un DAWK-us nach bee….)  They hope that (X) will not be….
  • Tha sinn an dòchas gum bi…  (HA sheen un DAWK-us goom bee….)  We hope that  (X) will be….
  • Tha Anna an dòchas nach bi…  (HA AHN-uh un DAWK-us nach bee….) Anna hopes that (X) will not be….


3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2013 5:57 am

    Hi, I don’t see an email address or any way to contact you! Can you please tell me if Eilean nan Selichan would be the correct way to say Isle of the Selkies, if selich is the singular noun for selkie?

  2. Anthony permalink
    December 20, 2013 5:14 pm

    I am a little confused about the following, “Tha Anna an dòchas nach bi… (HA AHN-uh un DAWK-us nach be) I understood that a “D”, would sound like a “J” in Scots. As in “Deoch” would sound like “jock” or “De” would sound like “jay”

    • August 22, 2015 12:56 am

      The D has a different pronunciation depending if it is followed or preceded by a ‘broad’ or ‘slender’ consonant.

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