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Q: Translation into Latin ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Translation into Latin
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: alwayscurious-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 29 Mar 2004 22:57 PST
Expires: 28 Apr 2004 23:57 PDT
Question ID: 322199
I would like the following sentiment to be translated into Latin. (You
have some latitude on word choice and order as long as the meaning
remains the same--I prefer something short and poetic sounding.)

"Just because you say it in a dead language doesn't make it true."

I want to use this whenever someone tries to whip out a pithy little
quotation in Latin on me. (I'm going for "cleverly ironic.")
Subject: Re: Translation into Latin
Answered By: angy-ga on 30 Mar 2004 01:31 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, alwayscurious! 

My tame Latin expert has created this little verse:

"Veritas non facta
etiam si haec dicta
in lingua mortua."

"Truth is not made
even if these things are said
in a dead language."

Have fun with it!
alwayscurious-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Good job. Thanks for your help.

Subject: Re: Translation into Latin
From: shiznattik-ga on 30 Mar 2004 01:51 PST
Nice job angry!

Here's my version of it:
"per modo in linguis exanimis dicitur veritam non facit."

Literally, "just because it is being said in a dead language does not
make it the truth."

It's been awhile since I've done any translating though, so who knows
how accurate it really is. (I took 4 years of Latin in High School,
but that was 3 years ago.)

alwayscurious, let us know what the people say when you use it on them! ;-)

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