The relative indefinite refers to
no particular person. In Scots it is traditionally
a body but ane may also be used as an indefinite
Note that in Scots a living or dead body is usually
referred to as the bouk, a dead body is also
a corp, plural corpse.
That dis a body guid.That
does one good.
Gin a body trysts a body.
If one visits someone.
A body's sel.One's
A body wadna skaithe thairsel.One
wouldn't injure oneself.
Thare's ane comin doun the street nou.There is someone coming down the street now.
Thaim is also used indefinitely.
Thaim that wants tae eat parritch can
eat parritch.Those who
wish to eat porridge may eat porridge.
Gie't back til thaim that's aucht it.
Give it back to whom it belongs.
Other indefinite pronouns are:
and so forth
Ilk ane o ye tak a gun. Each
one of you take a gun.
Dae ye hae ocht for me?
Do you have anything for me?
Something wis makkin a sair
dirdum.Something was making
a terrible noise.
Dis onybody ken whaur
ma breeks is?
Does anyone know where my
Awbody's wantin tae gang
til the dance the morn's nicht.Everyone
wants to go to the dance tomorrow night.
Is thare onything guid
at the picturs the nicht?Is
anything good on at the cinema this evening?