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General => Language Questions => Topic started by: hidehoida on August 11, 2013, 11:11:09 pm

Title: Thank you very *gotch.
Post by: hidehoida on August 11, 2013, 11:11:09 pm
I have a question about a word I heard near Scotland when I traveled some years ago. In a station near Scotland I bought a newspaper, when I heard "Thank you very gotch or gocch."  I would like someone to explain the word "gotch or gocch" or give me some hint.  I am wondering if I did not hear that pronunciation actually.  Thanks in advance.   Hideho
Title: Re: Thank you very *gotch.
Post by: Darryl on August 11, 2013, 11:26:21 pm
I believe the hard 'ch' is frequently used in Scottish dialects, so the word 'gocch' does not surprise me. (The well known Scottish phrase 's'a braw bricht moonlicht nicht the nicht' comes to mind.)
From the context, I imagine it means 'much' although there's not much similarity in sound.
Title: Re: Thank you very *gotch.
Post by: hidehoida on September 07, 2013, 06:33:57 am
Thanks for your answer, darryl.  I wonder if there is some relation between "gotch" and Yorkshire dialect. I have to visit the area between York and Scotland in the near future to hear that expression again.  Hideho
Title: Re: Thank you very *gotch.
Post by: Darryl on September 07, 2013, 11:59:24 pm
Perhaps. You will have to ask someone who lives there.  :)