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A short latin text

Postby Perseus » Fri May 03, 2013 6:27 pm

I highly appreciate if someone translate it for me. This is urgent for me and I am grateful for your translation please please please.
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?eojqb77fygr05bc

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Re: A short latin text

Postby adrianus » Sat May 04, 2013 11:02 am

The first thing always to do here is to post your attempted translation for correction.
Semper primo hîc est conatum tuum mitti ut id corrigatur.
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: A short latin text

Postby Perseus » Sat May 04, 2013 12:36 pm

I know but this time this is urgent for me if someone helps me i am grateful.
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Re: A short latin text

Postby Qimmik » Sat May 04, 2013 2:58 pm

It's too weird! I'll translate it if you tell us where you found this bizarre piece of neo-Latin.
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Re: A short latin text

Postby Perseus » Sat May 04, 2013 3:12 pm

I only know this is translated from a Syriac text. Unfortunately i don't know anything more!
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Re: A short latin text

Postby Perseus » Sat May 04, 2013 3:30 pm

What do you mean by weired and bizarre? Do you mean it contains grammatical and lexical errors? Please advice more. I appreciate your translation.
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Re: A short latin text

Postby Qimmik » Sat May 04, 2013 3:49 pm

Here's the translation. See for yourself if this isn't pretty bizarre:

That seductive speech of yours struck me as extremely unpleasant and annoying, since you are contriving to defraud me and to forcibly eject me from the rank and distinction I’ve held until now and throw me into the disgrace of this age, than which nothing is more unstable, nothing more decadent. And if you stake your reputation on that, and display that, as if everything were permissible to you, if you alone obtain that, and take advantage of it willingly, don’t you understand that there will come a time when it will escape you like a sleeper’s dream and will dissipate like pre-dawn dew? [It's a little hard to see what he's driving at here without more context.] For my part, I’m an old man, more than 80 years old, and throughout my whole life, in a uniform and constant course, I have served God with maximum devotion, and now I beg the higher powers again and again to shield me from such a great evil, that I should deviate from this practice of piety and betray the faith I’ve given to God, and, putting him in second place, worship the sun, something he created, and put it ahead of him.
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Re: A short latin text

Postby Perseus » Sat May 04, 2013 4:05 pm

Many thanks. I highly appreciate it.
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Re: A short latin text

Postby adrianus » Sat May 04, 2013 4:37 pm

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: A short latin text

Postby Perseus » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:58 pm

Dear Qimmik
I highly appreciate if you translate it for me. This is a 18th century translatiob of a syriac text.
http://www.rodfile.com/10o61wrji71z
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