Irish word order is different from the English one, which uses a SVO order (Subject - Verb - Object). Irish uses a VSO (Verb – Subject - Object) order which means that the verb always comes first.
The irish language uses two verbs of "to be". One of these, the copula (known in Irish as an chopail), is used to describe the permanent identity or characteristic of a person or thing as opposed to temporary aspects.
For instance, an Irish example sentence:
"Cuir an sceanra ar an tábla."
Put the cutlery on the table.
Try changing the subject, from cutlery to a pen:
"Cuir an peann ar an tábla."
Put the pen on the table.
Now try changing the last noun, from a table to a book:
"Cuir an peann ar an leabhar."
Put the pen on the book.
Let's change the verb now, from "put" to "throw":
"Caith an peann ar an leabhar."
Throw the pen on the book.
Nora left her book on the table
The day is nice.
Julie came yesterday.
I like muisc.
Bram does not eat meat.
Does the man go out?