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eng-latin translation please

Postby vik_man » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:12 am

i would like a translation for "protect your essence"

thanks alot!
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby Slappo » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:14 am

Serva tui substantia (Protect the substance/essence of you, or your essence/substance)

EDIT: Substantia is more substance essentia is what you really want, and I put it in the wrong case lol...

serva tui essentiam
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby vik_man » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:20 am

wow that was fast! thank you so much!
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby Kasper » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:56 am

why 'tui' and not 'tuam'?
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby Slappo » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:21 pm

:x

tuam is right...

Edit: mad face wasn't mad at other posters, mad at myself :(
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby paulusnb » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:07 am

Use tuam. Tui is incorrect.
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby thesaurus » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:16 am

paulusnb wrote:Use tuam. Tui is incorrect.


By now "tui" has probably already been tattooed across somebody's shoulders...
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby Slappo » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:43 am

thesaurus wrote:
paulusnb wrote:Use tuam. Tui is incorrect.


By now "tui" has probably already been tattooed across somebody's shoulders...



"Occasionally we do give translations to people seeking them for personal purposes. Be warned that as this is a learning site, so there is a strong chance that there will be errors in translations given."

If they wanted it for something as serious as a tatoo I'd hope they'd specify since this is a learning site :( I hope I didn't screw up someones arm tatoo or something.
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby thesaurus » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:58 am

Slappo wrote:If they wanted it for something as serious as a tatoo I'd hope they'd specify since this is a learning site :( I hope I didn't screw up someones arm tatoo or something.


Dearest Slappo, I meant no insult in the slightest to your Latin skills, and I commend you on being willing to take advantage of the Latin you know. Don't worry about making mistakes; it's better to make the effort. I cringe thinking about some of the Latin I wrote in my early posts on Textkit (and in some of my current ones too).

You are right to point out that it is foolhardy for anyone to rely on an internet forum for permanent decisions, not to mention the more vexing question of seeking Latin translations in the first place...

Edit: I'd like to see someone use my new Cicero signature, preferably in a tattoo. "Nemo potest dicere utrum iste plus biberit an vomuerit an effuderit!" It means "Very best wishes on your new job, love Cicero."
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby paulusnb » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:30 am

thesaurus wrote:"Nemo potest dicere utrum iste plus biberit an vomuerit an effuderit!"


I had to translate this passage for my Latin exam in grad school. Ah...... Professor Ladeucer, where art thou?
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby Kasper » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:32 am

:D :D

Seriously though, Will, a strong chance that there will be errors? Somewhat insulting to be honest...
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby benissimus » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:11 am

I like the sig, Thesaure :D

In all fairness though, serva tui substantia does mean something (but substo is very rare in Classical and the meaning is different).
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Re: eng-latin translation please

Postby Fedaral » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:19 pm

Can someone translate to latin "am i too lost to be saved?".I want to tattoo it.Any ideas are welcomed? I know the exact translation....i just need a version of it suitable and nice enough to tattoo it.....
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