For Fluent Speakers Of Irish

No, we use words to say yes and no, the semantics behind them is irrelevant as the meaning is clear.



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It would be "an maith leat" and "ní mhaith liom".

If the case was that then in the English ought be we saying all thing we want every time for meaning putting across but hey, no is problem thing as knowing what is meant do we all.
 
If the case was that then in the English ought be we saying all thing we want every time for meaning putting across but hey, no is problem thing as knowing what is meant do we all.
English is a different language with different syntax and semantics. What you get away with in one doesn't necessarily translate to the other.

To say "language x doesn't have a word for z" is meaningless when the EXACT same sentiment can be expressed in a single word.
 
English is a different language with different syntax and semantics. What you get away with in one doesn't necessarily translate to the other.

To say "language x doesn't have a word for z" is meaningless when the EXACT same sentiment can be expressed in a single word.

It can't. There is no single word for yes in Irish, there is no single word for no in Irish. You can't get away with using "is" or "isn't" for yes or no. It's very much the same as fouling up a sentence in English and relying on the reader or the listener to do a little mental contortion to figure out what you mean. Just because it's intelligible doesn't make it correct.
 

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