Prospective Aspect (definition)

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The prospective aspect indicates that an event is about to occur shortly. In Gaelic it is indicated with either the particle gu (Tha mi gu litir a scriobhadh) or the phrase a' dol a (Tha mi a' dol a' scriobhadh an litir)

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  • Reed, Sylvia L. (2012). The Semantics of Grammatical Aspect: Evidence from Scottish Gaelic. University of Arizona Ph.D dissertation.