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