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I need another translation...benissimus? hehe

Post by Arcanium » Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:37 am

this is kinda like a paragraph.

"My love for you is unconditional and undying. I would wish nothing about you to be changed, as you are perfect in my eyes. I would do anything for you, even run through the gates of hell itself. Would you spend the rest of your life with me?"

any help would be fine...her textbook says benissimus is a pro latin-translator, so i guess i'm looking to him moreso. thanks! by the way ben, thanks, i thought it would be kinda sweet to do for her...it sucks they don't offer latin as a major down in california...but it is true that it applies to no carreer other than professor of latin. :P

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Post by benissimus » Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:50 am

Pretty tired right now, I will do it tomorrow so I don't make any dumb mistakes. I'm not the best around here by the way, just the most omnipresent of them ;) And I have to know, how can a textbook be saying all these things about me? Surely these sentences are not coming out of a textbook, and textbooks can't talk :?
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae

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Post by Arcanium » Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:24 am

the texbook states that certain words when strung together would look a certain way
so far its right
and actually my phrases are so cliche some of them she did find in the textbook. i got away with it though because i dont take latin./ i dont own the text. i just want to learn it.

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Re: I need another translation...benissimus? hehe

Post by benissimus » Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:43 am

Whoops... well I came back for it :)

"hell" is always a frustrating thing in translation from English to Latin, since it is a post-Classical concept, yet everyone wants a word for it still. infernus is the Late Latin word, so I suppose it would be appropriate, though I prefer to avoid non-classical Latin (which I know close to nothing about).
Arcanium wrote:"My love for you is unconditional and undying. I would wish nothing about you to be changed, as you are perfect in my eyes. I would do anything for you, even run through the gates of hell itself. Would you spend the rest of your life with me?"
Integer immortalisque est mihi amor tui. Ne quoquo modo mutaveris, tu es mihi iam perfecta. Quodlibet faciam pro te, etsi in limina inferni intrando. Agesne cum me quae manserit vitam?


Well there ye go. I wouldn't mind seeing how someone else would translate it, it is more difficult in some ways to translate everyday speech than rhetoric or complex prose/poetry. I particularly like how the third sentence turned out, in the end there is a repetition of sounds and accent that emphasizes the drama and desperation of running through the gates of hell in a way I hadn't predicted (yes, I am a nerd). Anyways, good luck... maybe someone will send me a black rose someday...
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae

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Post by Episcopus » Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:12 pm

Latina Dei per lingua non inter pueros mittit rosas mitti.
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Post by Arcanium » Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:25 am

Thanks ben, it turned out to be a raging success. she said yes.! Thank you soo much., I'm taking introductory classic latin next term!

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Post by Episcopus » Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:20 pm

Well done son, I am just glad it were a she; for I severely doubted you to be an electron for a minute there.
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Post by Arcanium » Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:09 pm

ummm...care to explain that statement EP?

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Post by tdominus » Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:19 pm

So she said si facio? :)

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Post by Episcopus » Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:17 pm

Quibusnam tua est perfecta? Si enim iam perfecta quare temet rursum fieri? Neque sentiri quidem episcopo queas. Deformis foret forsan. Ionization motusque nil teneret (etenim egomet possim abdomine conspecto illuc prolabi teque in palude relicto) ; facundiae tete tamen ad nimis nequeo loqui, nam episcopo est nullo casu visa.

Modo unum amplius mi eiciendum: quidnam tua proton perfecta latinam haudquaquam loquente ab ipsa electo? = ooh velut electron videtur.

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Post by Arcanium » Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:32 am

ok obviously i don't understand latin, so what are you saying man?

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Post by Episcopus » Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:21 pm

don't worry mate, I'm just glad she said yes, you must be happy :)
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Post by Arcanium » Sun Nov 14, 2004 4:12 am

Thanks dude. I am happy...the happiest i've ever been in fact.!

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Post by lau_kai » Sun Nov 14, 2004 4:21 am

congrats
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Post by Arcanium » Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:24 am

Thanks dude. :D

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Post by Moerus » Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:25 pm

Petisti a Benissimo: ea de causa tibi responsum meum non dabo! Nah!

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