A cha\irdean co\ra,
Jerry Griffin wrote:
> Can someone give me a little help on this sentence? Translating: "Now
> THAT'S a silly girl" into "A-nis `se caileag gorach aice"?
I would translate the English into Gaelic as:
Nise, 'se caileag gho\rach a th'innte.
A-nis is used for 'now' when you mean the present moment. When it is
'now' in the sense of your sentence, nise is preferable, I think.
There's no need to emphasise THAT'S in Gaelic - the verb form 'se
does it for you.
When you are ascribing a job or, in this case, a characteristic, I
think it's better to use the preposition 'ann' rather than 'aig'.
Incidentally, this sounds like the sort of thing you might say to a
toddler so what I've said looks wrong. To say 'that's a silly girl'
to the silly girl herself, I might say:
Nach ann go\rach a tha thu, gu dearbh.
Native speakers will be able to help better than me with this.
Le gach deagh dhu\rachd, Mark