What Are Their Main differences?
Despite being rare to see 'nither' in standard English, it is good to know its meaning. If we do not consider 'nither' as a misspelling for the term 'neither', both words have their own special meanings.
'Neither' as a determiner, is used before singular nouns to mean none of the two. As a pronoun, it is used alone with no nouns afterwards and it comes straight before the verb. As an adverb, it is used to agree with a positive sentence which was mentioned before. When it is a conjunction, it is usually followed by nor.
is not common in the English language. But it can have different meanings in the Scottish language as follows:
- Scottish word of the transitive verb blight.
- Scottish word for the intransitive verb shiver.
- The dialectal difference in the term neither.
'Nither' can be the misspelling of the term 'neither'.
Let us take a look at their differences in a table.
|It can be a determiner, pronoun, adverb or conjunction.||Scottish word for the verb 'blight'|
|Means none of the two||Scottish word for the verb 'shiver'|
|This is the standard form of this term in the English language.||Scottish word for neither/misspelling of neither|
Whenever there is a misspelling or we are dealing with a Scottish context, 'neither and 'nither' have the same meanings.