Peadar wrote:So, I turned to Google translate.
I put the sentence "I know what a pig is." into the English box, and it gave me quite some choices:
(1) Tá a fhios agam cad is muc ann.
(2) Tá a fhios agam cad é muc.
(3) Tá a fhios agam céard é muc.
Number one seems to be the most used form, though, I just can't be sure about that, 'cuz, you know.
Peadar wrote:Is the sentence below syntactically right?
An rud a insíonn duit cad is Síocóis ann.
linguoboy wrote:Tá a fhios agam cad é muc. "I know what a pig is."
An bhfuil a fhios agat cad é muc? "Do you know what a pig is?"
D'inis sí dom cad é muc. "She told me what a pig is."
Peadar wrote:I was trying to translate this sentence: The thing that tells you what Psychosis is.
linguoboy wrote:Number 1 is actually totally ungrammatical. You can't use ann with is like that.
kevin wrote:linguoboy wrote:Number 1 is actually totally ungrammatical. You can't use ann with is like that.
Huh? I am pretty sure that Cad is X ann? is a good way to ask for definitions. GnaG even says it's used in all dialects.
Peadar wrote:About the cad é/í ... structure, what's the difference when using male or female?
Does the pronoun here agree with the complementary?
Peadar wrote:Also, what irish reader or book would you guys recommend?
Peadar wrote:Well, I wish there'll be more books written in irish in the future.
Go raibh maith agaibh as ucht bhur gcabhrach!
Peadar wrote:An Béal Bocht seems interesting
linguoboy wrote:Peadar wrote:An Béal Bocht seems interesting
It is hilarious, but to really appreciate the humour, you need to be at least somewhat familiar with the classics of modern Irish autobiography (particularly An t-Oileánach, Fiche blian ag fás, and Rann na Feirste). But that doesn't mean you can't try reading it and then circle back to it later once you've got more context for some of the satire.
Peadar wrote:Wow! That seems quite a lot of works!
Peadar wrote:Thanks for the reminding. Now I'm gonna get onto the road to my own Gaeiltacht.
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