I'm having a bad time with this expression:
I kind of know what it means after a long time spent searching on the Internet, but I just can't grasp how this expression works on a grammar point of view.
Why the conditional? Does the literal translation is something around the lines of "If I say something, is it OK? I don't know..." meaning "I don't know what to say"? Or is it something like "What is something good to say? I don't know..." but if that's the case, why 言えば and not 言う?
I mean, I just can't make sense of all of the structure and it's kind of a problem for me, can someone explain to me the literal translation of this by explaining each of its grammatical point? That would be nice.
Edit: is it something like: 言えば : if i say... 何といいのか : what is good? (If I say) わからない: I don't know...
Even if it's correct can somebody confirm it? (Or denies)