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linguoboy wrote:The Irish doesn't look right to me. I don't think I've ever seen leftward displacement of a prepositional phrase without clefting, i.e.:
Is í an uair seo a bheidh mé ag vótáil.
Personally, I prefer to use ea and a synthetic future form:
An uair seo is ea a bhead ag vótáil.
kevin wrote:GnaG actually has a sentence like this: "An chéad Nollaig eile tiocfaidh se aníos. = Nächstes Weihnachten kommt er hinauf." This feels also a lot less contrastive than your modified version. Not sure how common it is with whole phrases, though.
kevin wrote:Hm, why the progressive form anyway? If I had had to come up with an Irish sentence, it would have been something like "Vótálfaidh mé an uair seo". But I do notice that I use the progressive form less than other people do, so I'm probably missing something there.
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