Egein wrote:And then I wanted to say:
The poet is a liar who always says the truth.
So I had:
T? an file br?agad?ir a (d?anta na f?rinne) i gc?na?.
What I don't understand is why it's d?anta na f?rinne. It seems to me it would be an expression, as in "well, to tell you the truth, she's sick - Uell, t? s? tinn, d?anta na f?rinne).
So what is "to speak truth"?
"To tell the truth" is "inis an fh?rinne
The main problem with the above sentence is that you're saying "*T? an file br?agad?ir
". I cannot emphasise enough (all you budding Irish-speakers out there, listen up!) how important correct useage of the copula is. When you say that one thing is
another thing, you must must must use the copula. So it's "Is br?agad?ir ? an file
", literally, "Is a_liar him the poet". "T?" is not
a copula. "T?" is used for describibng qualities, "T? an file ?g
" for example.
Anyway, back to the sentence:
"Is br?agad?ir a ins?onn an fh?rinne i gc?na? ? an file.
Lit: Is liar who tells the truth (in) always him the poet.
EDIT: fixed code.