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English to Latin translation help please.

Postby lachlan » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:32 am

i was wondering if someone could "check" my translations and let me know if im doing them right.
id really appreciate it.

-Your new friend was writing a letter to my sister.
Tuus novus amicus scribebat litteras as mei sorori

-Nevertheless, the author of the book will teach my brother to write beautiful literature
Tamen, scriptor libri decet meis fratris scribo pulchras litteras.

oh & I had another one that is latin to english ( i have no clue what audb
-Quare, scriptor littereas de insidiis scribere tum non audebat
Therefore, the author did not dare to compose the littereatures about treacheries then



thnx in advance.
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Re: English to Latin translation help please.

Postby Swth\r » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:29 am

Dives qui sapiens est...
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Re: English to Latin translation help please.

Postby Adelheid » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:54 am

Swth\r wrote:-Nevertheless, the author of the book will teach my brother to write beautiful literature
Tamen, scriptor libri docebit/instituet meum fratrum scribere pulchras litteras.


I would say ' fratrem' instead of ' fratrum', if you meant this to be an accusative singular. Not even sure if that should be an accusative and not a dative.
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Re: English to Latin translation help please.

Postby spiphany » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:18 pm

lachlan wrote:-Your new friend was writing a letter to my sister.
Tuus novus amicus scribebat litteras as mei sorori

"sister" should be in the dative without a preposition (indirect object, no motion involved)
IPHIGENIE: Kann uns zum Vaterland die Fremde werden?
ARKAS: Und dir ist fremd das Vaterland geworden.
IPHIGENIE: Das ist's, warum mein blutend Herz nicht heilt.
(Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris)
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