Translate short phrase from english to latin
Asked by: erik_the_bard-ga
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15 Jun 2006 21:24 PDT
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Question ID: 738601
"I can't imagine how this could possibly go wrong" or "I can't conceive how this could possibly go awry"
Re: Translate short phrase from english to latin
Answered By: alanna-ga on 22 Jun 2006 11:25 PDT
Hi erik_the_bard-ga - You came up with an interesting quote. It shows a lot of confidence! The most accurate translation I can give you is this: "Animo concipere non possum quo palto hoc pervease exeat." When rendering your phrase, I followed Latin usage, so the literal translation is this: [I can't conceive under what conditions this could possibly end badly.] I did consult with a Latin scholar to make sure that the translation is idiomatic and correct, and I used Cassell's Dictionary. Cassell's Latin-English and English-Latin Dictionary revised by J.R.V. Marchant, M.A. and Joseph F. Charles, B.A., Funk and Wagnell's (New York) http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-0025225804-12 (latest edition) Here are some websites that may be of interest to you: Latin proverbs and locutions http://leptir.ifs.hr/~mpinter/proloc.html Latin phrases used in English http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/~econrad/lang/lphrase.html Enigman's favorite Latin sayings http://members.ozemail.com.au/~enigman/latin.html All the best, alanna-ga
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Very helpful. Well explained.
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