"The shop sells Irish wolfhounds."
Translation:Díolann an siopa cúnna faoil.
The question is: does Irish tend to us inanimate objects as active/direct subjects of verbs, or is it influenced by the English language...
In English, it is a figure of speech, which has become so natural that is it considered totally natural . Is it forced on/in Irish?
Would Peg have said it, or is it one of those times where it smacks of transposition from English, grammatically correct, but not as natural in English...
The same way that Irish prefers singular when English prefers plural; that Irish is very strict on the usage of tenses when English is OK with "Don't worry, I see him tomorrow".
The question is: is it part of the "genius" of the Irish language, or is it part of the influences from English.
Granted people will get it, it is technically correct, but does it make people smile the way we smile when foreigners twist the English to fit their idiomatic ways of using figures of speech.