Orkney-English results

na1

  • na na exclamation no
  • naa definitely not
    Frequently pronounced with a tremor in the voice to give a sound not unlike the bleat of a sheep!
na2 • no adverb not (but only after auxiliary verbs)   ☞ “He didna see me”  ☞ “He couldno come”
no

  1. exclamation no
  2. adverb not  ☞ “Ah’m no gaan” “I’m not going” (Often used in dialect to express an opposite meaning)   ☞ “Hid’s no a ill day” “It’s quite a nice day”
    • tae kenno not to know, usually  ☞ “I kenno” “I don’t know”
    • notheen nothing