księżycowy wrote:One question I have in relation to this whole "backwards" thing, what determines that the subject and object are? I'm confused, as they seem to be in the same basic place. the only thing I can think of, which I did ask about, is the placement of le.
Not sure what you're unsure about, but...
...the subject is the thing that is waiting, the (indirect) object is what it waits for.
...the subject is the first thing after the predicate (PSO word order).
...the subject never follows a preposition like "le".
Does one of these cover what you meant?
księżycowy wrote:kevin wrote:Tá rún na hAthbhliana ag an duine i mo dhiaidh.
"Next year is a mystery to the next person"?
Actually "to the next person" in this context would probably be "don duine" rather than "ag an duine". (Just to get at least something useful out of it. )
"rún" can also be "plan", "intention", etc., so "rún na hAthbhliana" is a New Year's resolution.