For a definition of the relative future see Relative Future (definition)
The relative future is a special form of the verb used in the Future tense after certain particles instead of the regular future. After ma 'if', a 'who, which, that', Cò 'who', Dè 'what', Cuin a/Cuine 'when', this special form is used.
- Who will be working there?: Cò bhitheas ag obair ansin? (cf. Bithidh Iain ag obair ansin)
- If he will be leaving...: Ma bhitheas e a' falbh
- The man who I will hear: an duine a chluinneas mi
The relative future is typically formed by affixing either -eas or -as to the regular future form. , the verb is lenited (with dh' before vowels and fh)
particles that govern the relative future
- Ma 'if'
- Cò 'who'
- a (the relative marker)
- Cuine/Cuin a 'when'
- dè 'what'