Is fuath leis na heilifinti an zú
The structure for "X hates Y" is Is fuath le X Y.
You can replace fuath (hate) with maith (like), brea (really like) aoibhinn (really, really like), etc.
In the same vein, you have is cuma liom for "I don't care" or "It's all the same to me", but it doesn't include the object of your approval or disapproval.
Thanks - today as soon as I saw what wrote I recognized that it was wrong..
is "fuath" as strong a word as "hate" is considered to be in English? or does is it closer to "i dont like"?
It's as strong a word. For example, fuath agus gráin means "hatred and abhorrence". If you wanted to say "I don't like", you'd use Ní maith liom
Go raibh maith agat!I had a feeling that would be the case... fortunately I have no one to use such words towards :P
I used to hate the monkey house when I was little cause it smells nasty in there.
I heard tell that the irish don't use z's. So is this a made up word or was what I heard tell untrue or what?
Similar to a few other letters. Not really a natural part of the language, but they are seen in scientific names and loan words. J, X, W, Y, and probably others that I'm forgetting are like that.
We don't use q either, although if you know the iris font then you won't use h either, you put a dot over the letter before where the h is.
I'm just an American learning for fun, but I REALLY wish they kept the traditional font. H is used so often in English it throws me off alot. Couldn't they have used an apostrophe before/after the letter the dots would go above?
Specifically using an apostrophe probably would not be the best option. There is already a long history of people anglicizing the fada as an apostrophe instead of as a proper diacritic, such as in any last name that starts with "O' ".
I'm not saying you have a bad idea at all -- I would love to have more experience with the traditional font. It's just that that particular solution would carry some baggage along with it.
There are other uses of the h other than the séimhiú, but not many that aren't at the start of loan words or prefixing words that begin with vowels.