This clicked for me once I started reading it a bit more literally, as in "is on him story to tell". Maybe that'll help someone else, too.
That is a help, thank you. please accept a lingot.
Why would "He must tell his story" be wrong?
I believe that that "He must tell his story" would be "Tá air a scéal a insint".
Here the "a" in "(scéal) a insint" is not his, but rather the way that one says "to tell (a story)".
Oh! I didn't notice that 'a' was after 'scéal'. Go raibh maith agat! :)
What is the purpose of the 'a' in this sentence?
I wrote “he has a story to tell” and then realised it was wrong. Would that be “Tá scéal a insint aige”, “tá aige scéal a insint", or what?
Why does 'scéal' come before 'insint'? I dont get the overall structure of this sentence. Please help!
Where's the difference between “air“ and “orainn“ ?
air is the third-person masculine singular ("he"), and orainn is the third-person plural ("we").
What is there in this sentence that says ''he''
air is the third-person singular masculine of ar, so literally e.g. "on him" - but English phrases it "he must" rather than "is on him to", so to speak.
I wrote: he needs to tell a story. Same thing. It is not wrong