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Relative clause for steampunk novel. Please check.

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Relative clause for steampunk novel. Please check.

Postby Rufus Coppertop » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:54 am

Ave,

I need another pair of eyes to check something I've translated for a novel.

I need it to say, “Magical treasures have been hidden here from which place the progeny of Alaric alone can retrieve them.”

What I've come up with is this:

“Thesauros magicos hic celatum erant a quo loco progenies Alaricis solae reparare eos possint.”
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Re: Relative clause for steampunk novel. Please check.

Postby adrianus » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:48 am

Do you mean // Visne dicere

Thesauri magici hîc celati sunt, or even Thesaurus magicus hîc celatus est (unless it does mean separate treasures at different times //nisi thesauri varii per tempus significantur)
Alarici (ex Alaricus)
[in] quo [loco]...reperire
or
de/e/ex quo [loco] seu unde...afferre/vellere/retrahere/extrahere/eximere

Sorry if I'm wrong. // Si erro, me excusas.

Jam capio, bonum est reparare verbum, unde me excusas.
And I realize now that "reparare" is fine, so apologies, indeed.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Relative clause for steampunk novel. Please check.

Postby Rufus Coppertop » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:46 pm

Ah hah! Silly me. I forgot that passive verbs require nominatative nouns. Thanks Adrianus.
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