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Help with translation!

Postby Lilitu » Thu May 08, 2003 7:29 pm

Hello all.<br /><br />I´m Louise from Sweden and just in the process of writing a book.<br />One of the characters is a stiff, intellectual, language professor with a passion for quoting things in foreign languages (hoping to impress people). One of his favourite mottos is <br /><br />"Justice through strenght and courage".<br /><br />Can sombody please help me with a latin translation<br /><br />Thankfully yours / Lilitu
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Re:Help with translation!

Postby vinobrien » Fri May 09, 2003 10:16 am

Hej!<br /><br />As fortitudo means something like "strength properly applied", it can translate both as strength and courage. So a neat way might be<br /><br />per fortitudine justitia<br /><br />This feels quite medieval rather than classical and should suit your purposes.<br /><br />lycka till med boken!
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Re:Help with translation!

Postby Lilitu » Fri May 09, 2003 10:27 pm

Thank you very much for your help. Nice to see some phrases in swedish as well... Are you swedish?<br /><br />I made a "word by word" translation with the help of a dictionary and it ended up with "Justitia per vires et audentia". I have absolutely no knowledge of latin but I´m curious to know how close to the truth I came ( grammatically and in the choice of words) . <br /><br />I also noticed that a lot of words could end with both "a" and "ae". Could someone give a brief explanation of the difference between them?<br /><br />I must say that I really got inspired to learn latin... Maybe I should dig deeper into this<br /><br />//Lilitu
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Re:Help with translation!

Postby benissimus » Mon May 12, 2003 5:36 am

"Justice through strength and courage".<br />Per vires audaciamque iustitia. Which would literally have a sense of "Through strength and daring, rightness", but definitely an accurate rendition.<br />-or-<br />Per vires et audaciam aequitas. (aequitas=equal treatment, iustitia=rightness)
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