FW: Latin - Thorougly OT

Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au
Sun Jan 23 19:27:36 EST 2005


Another thought from Jonathan (my boss) about Deborah's flatmate's Latin
thingy (in blue, below). It sounds a bit snippy but he's not, honestly.

Judith

> 
> It has also moved away from the meaning by reducing it to just one
> bird. If it's not going to be a proper hexameter, it might as well
> read
> 
> Cantitant in foliis meis aves, sidere quoquo
> 
> (or instead of "sidere", "tempore anni", but if you can say it in one
> word rather than two, why not? And "sidere", literally meaning
> "star", can indicate geographical as well as temporal change.
> 

>>> 
>>> "Cantitat in foliis avis, anni tempore quoquo"
>>>  Which is "A bird keeps singing in the leaves, whatever the time of year."
>>>  Let me know if that's useful.
>>>  -Marc


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