We aye gie him a straw. He canna easily lift the mug.
We cannae hae him scauding hissel, kin we.
canna, cannae, cannie, canny: cannot. In most Scottish dialects the word has a much fuller system of inflections than its equivalent in standard English. You can read up about it under ‘can v.’ in the Dictionars o the Scots Leid online – if you’re a grammar junkie.
We always give him a straw. He cannot easily lift the mug.
We cannot have him scalding himself can we.
The Scottish Word: canna with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.