Textkit Logo

a motto and a song chorus

Here's where you can discuss all things Latin. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

Moderator: thesaurus

a motto and a song chorus

Postby franciscus » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:02 am

Y'all pls help w/ English to Latin.

1. An environmentally focused motto: "Make more or make do." My attempted Latin: "Confecere aut conservare."

2. A Journey song refrain: "Some will win, some will lose, some are born to sing the blues." My attempt: "Nonnullis vencerunt, nonullis caederunt, nonullis azurem canterunt."

Gratia vobis y'all.
franciscus
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:41 pm

Re: a motto and a song chorus

Postby adrianus » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:39 am

I don't know about "confacere", or even "conficere", for "make more", franciscus. How about "creare vel conservare" or "aut creare aut tractare"
Nescio, francisce, an aptum sit "confacere" vel "conficere" pro "plus facere". Creare est verbum quod propono et tractare (vel anglicè "manage") pro "make do".

vencerunt, canterunt and caederunt aren't Latin words // Non latina sunt haec verba.
nonnullis is dative or ablative plural // dativo vel ablativo casu pluraliter est
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.
adrianus
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 3270
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:45 pm

Re: a motto and a song chorus

Postby franciscus » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:10 pm

Gratia tibi Adrianus.

Here's my 2nd attempt at item 2: "Nonnulli vicerunt, nonnulli caderunt, nonulli azurem cantarunt."

Disce, magister....bene aut malus?
franciscus
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:41 pm

Re: a motto and a song chorus

Postby adrianus » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:05 pm

vicerunt = "they have conquered"; vincent = "they will conquer"
caderunt = ?; cadent = "they will fall/die/be slain"
cantarunt = ?; cantabunt = "they will sing"
"the blues" = "the blues", ut opinor
Disce = "learn" ("disce, puer, quibus fias sapientior et proinde melior" // "learn, child, so that you may become wiser and thereby better"; "dic" = "say/tell [me]"
Magister non jam sum et saepè latinè erro // I'm not a teacher any more (and I make lots of mistakes in Latin).
[Estne] bonum aut malum / bene factum aut male? / = [is it] right [/a good thing] or wrong [/a bad thing] / well done or badly done?

Hunc situm inspice: http://archives.nd.edu/words.html

Obiter / by the way, "ad cantandum natus" = "[a man] born to sing [/for singing]", nisi fallor / unless I'm mistaken.
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.
adrianus
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 3270
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:45 pm

Re: a motto and a song chorus

Postby adrianus » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:33 am

Forsit hoc, francisce:
"Quidam vincent,
Quidam perdent,
Quidam se ad blues devovent."
[vel]
"Quidam vincent,
Quidam perdent,
AElinis quidam se dedent."
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.
adrianus
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 3270
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:45 pm

Re: a motto and a song chorus

Postby franciscus » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:58 pm

Gratia tibi Adrianus! Appreciate very much the detail of your response, and how you didn't spoon feed me. Made me go and look up cases, damn you! :D
franciscus
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:41 pm

Re: a motto and a song chorus

Postby adrianus » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:11 pm

Libenter, francisce [latinè vocativo casu] // You're welcome, francisus.
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.
adrianus
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 3270
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:45 pm


Return to Learning Latin

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 31 guests