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Scottish Gaelic - Word Order Questions

I have a question as to what the word order is (most of the time, anyway,) in Scottish Gaelic? I noticed it's not like English, i.e "Kaden is small", more like "Is Kaden small." Does it stay this way? Thank y'all!

November 26, 2019



Yes, the basic word order in all of the Gaelic languages is verb, subject, object. That one is pretty consistent and has probably less exceptions than the English word order. (Though there are ways around it if you want to reorder things for emphasis, like saying what would translate literally as "It is Kaden who is small".)


thank you so much! :-)


subject>object is english, gàidhlig uses verb>sbject >object

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