FW: Latin - Thorougly OT

deborah deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Sun Jan 23 23:59:46 EST 2005


Hee.  We should get the Classicists a-chating with each other.  :)

-deborah
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On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, Judith Ridge wrote:

|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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