Alexander asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 11 months ago

How is the Celtic expression "canna" (cannot) properly written, as in, "It canna be done, laddy!!"?

Update:

"Engine Room! Scotty, there's a Klingon battlecruiser on our tail! I need Warp 7!"

"It cannae be done, Captain! The engines are red hot now! Besides, we're running out of coal!"

"Coal?? Scotty, Warp engines run on dilithium crystals!"

"Aye! Then you'd better send someone down with a hose! There's an awful big fire going on down here!"

(Credit to late standup comic Charlie Manna)

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    11 months ago
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    Cannae - which is the Scots version of cannot. Nae being 'no' - can nae.

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  • Zirp
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    11 months ago

    That's not a celtic expression. Scots is a germanic language

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Cannae.....You cannae be serious!!

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