Periphrastic "do" future

Alan R. King mccay at JET.ES
Wed Apr 24 12:17:48 UTC 1996

Dear Colin,

ONE way of expressing a future in colloquial Welsh is something like that.  E.g.

na i ofyn i  Dafydd.
do I ask  to David
"I'll ask David."

The same kind of construction occurs with the past of "do" and then serves
as a pretirite:

nes i ofyn i  Dafydd
did I ask  to David
"I asked David."

I can give you more specifics if you wish.

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