He had a cold. He had the cold does not really exist in English.
I agree that 'He had a cold' is better English, but in Scottish English, it would be idiomatic to speak about having 'the' cold.
So does this mean he had a cold- like was ill with sneezing or whatever- OR he was cold- like he was cold last time so be sure to take a sweater. I am a bit confused. Thanks for any clarification.
The sneezing kind :)
How do we know it is 'he'? I can't see a pronoun anywhere.
Why there is not 'r' spelled in cnatan or I do not hear it adequately?
The cn- sound is pronounced cr- in Gaelic.
In all dialects or just some?