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Postby Visigoth » Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:58 pm

I only know a little koine, been working mostly on Latin.
Could someone translate this for me ??


Ηλίθια κατσίκια αυτές τις μέρες. Δεν έχουν καμία ηθική εργασίας!
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Postby annis » Fri Jan 30, 2004 5:29 pm

Where did this come from? I'd guess it's Modern Greek. It isn't like any Koine I know.
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Re: Translate

Postby Skylax » Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:07 pm

It is modern Greek (but I can't speak modern Greek and I don't understand very well...)

Ηλίθια stupid
κατσίκια kids (young goat) or goats
αυτές these (fém)
τις (article plural fem. accusative)
μέρες days
.
Δεν not
έχουν they have got
καμία not any
ηθική morality
εργασίας! work (sing. gen.)

I understand :
"The kids (or "the goats") are stupid nowadays. They have got no morality at work !"
or "no doctrine about working" (?)
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Re: Translate

Postby annis » Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:47 pm

Skylax wrote:They have got no morality at work !"
or "no doctrine about working" (?)


A calque on "work ethic" perhaps?
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Re: Translate

Postby Skylax » Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:29 pm

annis wrote:A calque on "work ethic" perhaps?


Oh, yes, it is likely ! I didn't know this phrase.
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