Textkit Logo

Help requested on translation

This board is a composition workshop, like a writers' workshop: post your work with questions about style or vocabulary, comment on other people's work, post composition challenges on some topic or form, or just dazzle us with your inventive use of galliambics.

Help requested on translation

Postby emkemkemk » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:45 am


I am looking for the translation of a sentence from English to Latin. As a non-Latin speaker I can find the words but I am not sure how to build a correct sentence with them.

The sentence I would like to translate into Latin is:

the innocent do not need to defend themselves

I do not know if this can be translated exactly as such but the importance is in the meaning of the sentence. If you have to twist the original sentence a bit but keep the meaning of the message in the Latin sentence, that will do sufficiently.

Hope someone can help me out. Your help is highly appreciated!

Best regards,

Textkit Neophyte
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:40 am

Postby Episcopus » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:15 pm

try something like "sui defensione nullum opus est innocentibus"

by the way, why is your name emk? :shock:
User avatar
Textkit Zealot
Posts: 2563
Joined: Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:57 pm


Postby emkemkemk » Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:08 pm

Hi, thanks for your quick reply.

BTW emk are my initials but I tripled them because it was already in use on some other forum (and I can't remeber al those different names for all those different fora :D ). As a newby on Latin, I did not know what :D Greek letters to use.
Textkit Neophyte
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:40 am

Return to Composition Board

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests