Demonstrative (definition)

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Demonstratives are words with a deictic function. In English we have two deictic articles, this and that. In Gaelic, demonstratives are not articles but particles that follow nouns. Three different particles are used: sep (here/this), sin (there/that), siud (yonder/that over there).

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  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.