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  5. "Ar a laghad tá bia againn."

"Ar a laghad bia againn."

Translation:At least we have food.

March 5, 2015



Is it alright for ar a laghad to appear on this side of the verb? I thought everything ought to appear to right of the verb unless in a relative clause


If the sentence were structured as a copular statement, then there could be an unwritten copula at the beginning, e.g. Ar a laghad duit é (“It’s the least you should do”). There are a couple of other circumstances in which certain things can appear before the verb without a relative clause, but none of them involve a shifted adverbial phrase. Perhaps this sentence was originally directly translated from the English?

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