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English to Latin translation

Postby sviking » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:11 am

Hello all, I am planning on getting a tattoo in honor of the band "mewithoutYou" in Latin. What would be the best way to translate this phrase? It's a little difficult because the the phrase is a fragment and "ego" would normally be used in the subject of the sentence. I was thinking "me sine te". (mēsineTē)
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Re: English to Latin translation

Postby thesaurus » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:11 pm

"mesinete" seems an appropriate translation for "mewithoutyou."
Haec versio mihi bona esse videtur.

Out of curiosity, wouldn't it be more honorific and sensible to get the band's name tattooed in English, as the band/fans use it?
Curiosus sum, nonne honorificentior saniorque est nomine gregis Anglice compungi, sicut grex fautoresque eo utuntur ipsi?
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: English to Latin translation

Postby adrianus » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:06 pm

"EgosineTe" works too. "MesineTe" has a sort of emphasis, but it is, true enough, more literally "mewithoutYou".
"EgosineTe" dici licet. "MesineTe" vim quandam habet; at verbatim quidem anglicè "mewithoutYou" meliùs vertit.
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: English to Latin translation

Postby sviking » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:34 pm

thesaurus wrote:"mesinete" seems an appropriate translation for "mewithoutyou."
Haec versio mihi bona esse videtur.

Out of curiosity, wouldn't it be more honorific and sensible to get the band's name tattooed in English, as the band/fans use it?
Curiosus sum, nonne honorificentior saniorque est nomine gregis Anglice compungi, sicut grex fautoresque eo utuntur ipsi?


It was inaccurate for me to say the tattoo is honoring the band itself, its more about the meaning behind the phrase. And the reasoning behind the translation is to make it a bit more personal. I also enjoy the fact the for the most part only I will know what it means.
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Re: English to Latin translation

Postby sviking » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:16 am

thesaurus wrote:"mesinete" seems an appropriate translation for "mewithoutyou."
Haec versio mihi bona esse videtur.

Out of curiosity, wouldn't it be more honorific and sensible to get the band's name tattooed in English, as the band/fans use it?
Curiosus sum, nonne honorificentior saniorque est nomine gregis Anglice compungi, sicut grex fautoresque eo utuntur ipsi?
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Re: English to Latin translation

Postby paulusnb » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:30 am

thesaurus wrote:"mesinete" seems an appropriate translation for "mewithoutyou."
Haec versio mihi bona esse videtur.

Out of curiosity, wouldn't it be more honorific and sensible to get the band's name tattooed in English, as the band/fans use it?
Curiosus sum, nonne honorificentior saniorque est nomine gregis Anglice compungi, sicut grex fautoresque eo utuntur ipsi?
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Re: English to Latin translation

Postby sviking » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:40 am

thesaurus wrote:"mesinete" seems an appropriate translation for "mewithoutyou."
Haec versio mihi bona esse videtur.

Out of curiosity, wouldn't it be more honorific and sensible to get the band's name tattooed in English, as the band/fans use it?
Curiosus sum, nonne honorificentior saniorque est nomine gregis Anglice compungi, sicut grex fautoresque eo utuntur ipsi?


It was inaccurate for me to say the tattoo is honoring the band itself, its more about the meaning behind the phrase. And the reasoning behind the translation is to make it a bit more personal. I also enjoy the fact the for the most part only I will know what it means.
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