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Postby reptilia5 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:12 pm

Passage: "Vero iter qvod ad sapientiam ducit durum est."

Source: "Colloqvia Latina",Colloqvivm Vndecim by Benjamin L. D'Ooge

My translation: "Truth which leads to wisdom is a difficult journey."

Any takers on this one? I think I have missed the proper translation by a long shot!
Thanks to any and all who can set me straight on this one.
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Re: translation help

Postby Rindu » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:46 pm

VERO isn't "truth" but just "truly" or "indeed." You are close. Some commas might help you:

Vero iter, quod ad sapientiam ducit, durum est.
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Re: translation help

Postby reptilia5 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:43 am

Thank you for your help. I had a nagging feeling that something was not right somewhere,but now it is all crystal clear.
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Re: translation help

Postby Victor » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:20 pm

Rindu wrote:VERO isn't "truth" but just "truly" or "indeed." You are close. Some commas might help you:

Vero iter, quod ad sapientiam ducit, durum est.

Such use of commas may have been permissible at one time, but when we have a defining relative clause, as here, I think it makes things clearer, in both Latin and English, not to comma off the noun from the adjectival clause that defines it.
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