Why don't we have to put agus in there?
Because in Irish the deas is modifying simplí. It's just included in English to make it sound better.
Is there any way of knowing that the sentence doesn't mean 'the nice story is simple'?
There's nothing wrong with that interpretation!
Duo doesn't accept it though.
It does this morning. 28 Feb 2016.
the story is nicely simple ??
Not 'nicely', which is an adverb...
In Irish, you can put two ajectives together without connecting word: nice and simple...
'Nicely' would be 'go deas'. An adverb.
@Oliver, nicely is an adverb qualifying the adjective simple. In this case we have 2 adjectives, both qualifying a noun (scéal).
Nicely = go deas
Go raibh maith agat, Prony D. Tuigim.
Her pronunciation sounds lukr "shimplí"
The s in simplí is supposed to sound like "sh" - it's a slender "s".
So how does "shimplí" sound and how is it different?
The lenition causes the sound to be unvoiced, so "himplee", more or less.
The 'sh' is, like the 'th', pronounced like an English 'h'...