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Low German[edit]


From Middle Low German schöllen, schüllen, from Old Saxon skulan, from Proto-Germanic *skulaną. Compare Dutch zullen, German sollen, English shall, Danish skulle.



schölen (past singular schull, past participle schullt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (auxiliary) will. Used to form the future tense of a verb, together with an infinitive.
    Dat schall so wesen.
    So will it be.
    Note: wüllen is also often used for the future tense, along with schölen.
  2. (auxiliary) - when used in the past. would. Used to form the conditional mood of a verb, together with an infinitive.
    De Arbeit schull nu afmaakt, wesen wenn du nich slapen harrst.
    The work would have been finished now if you hadn't overslept.
  3. (auxiliary, modal) Used to indicate intent or disposition to perform an action in the future: will, shall, be going to.
    Dat schall vundaag regen.
    It is going to rain today.
    Schall ik di dor mellen?
    Shall I announce you there?