Deictic adverbs are constructed by combining the word an with one of the demonstrative particles: seo, sin, siud.
- an seo "here"
- an sin "there"
- an siud "yonder'
Tha Màiri an seo be.pres Mary here Mary is here
Note that an sin is never used as the there in Existentials (e.g. There was a man), instead ann by itself is used (Tha duine ann, there was a man (literally a man was in it))).
Use as Nouns
Sin, Seo, and siud can all be used as nouns without the an:
Tha seo mòr "this is big"
- Fisher (2004)