the Cranberries' "Linger" in Ancient Greek

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the Cranberries' "Linger" in Ancient Greek

Post by Markos » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Kspj3OO0s
Oh, I thought the world of you.
I thought nothing could go wrong.
But I was wrong, I was wrong.
Dolores O'Riordan 1971-2018

ἡ γῆ μοι ἔδοξας εἶναι.
ἐνόμισα δ' ἀβλαβῆ τὸν Ἔρωτα,
νηπίη.
οὐ μανθάνω γράφειν, ἀλλὰ γράφω τοῦ μαθεῖν.

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Re: the Cranberries' "Linger" in Ancient Greek

Post by RandyGibbons » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:16 am

Markos,

I'm too lazy or ignorant to attempt a clever reply in Greek, but I don't want you to think your skillful and touching tribute has gone unnoticed!

Randy

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Re: the Cranberries' "Linger" in Ancient Greek

Post by Markos » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:07 am

RandyGibbons wrote:Markos, I'm too lazy or ignorant to attempt a clever reply in Greek...
I'm not sure how clever it is, but the obvious reply is:

ἣν (sic) οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέα (sic).
RandyGibbons wrote:...but I don't want you to think your skillful and touching tribute has gone unnoticed!
Nor have your kind words. εὐχαριστῶ οὖν σοι.
οὐ μανθάνω γράφειν, ἀλλὰ γράφω τοῦ μαθεῖν.

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