"It is a special date."
Translation:Is dáta speisialta é.
I want to see if ive understood it correctly:
It is a special sate - Is dáta speisialta é It is THE special date (weird sentence I know, but this is just for grammar) - Is é an dáta speisialta é
It's when we have a definite article like "an" we need an extra pronoun, is that correct?
My understanding is when the predicate is definite, the pronoun follows the copula (Is, Ba, etc.). The use of "an" before a noun creates a definite predicate, for sure. A name is definite. I also think other noun phrases can be definite, such as, "mo mhathair" or "na lachain seo" but those are not usually shown in textbooks. One example I found is, "Is é do bheatha." I hope others will comment.