“Soldier, you are content…”

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December 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm #797
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Altosackbuteer
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ALL of us Casca fans know how the rest of THAT line turns out.  It’s the signature expression of the entire Casca series, the true starting point of Our Hero.

 

I had an email exchange very recently with someone, and the subject of LATIN came up, and it occurred to me, NOBODY has EVER translated this (back) into its original Latin, from whence it came in the first place.

 

So I thought that I, the great Yours Truly, would give it a shot, and here’s what I have:

 

“Soldate, tu es contentus cum quo tu es, sic tu restabis dum iterum coimus.”

 

My verbs are GOOD, and I think my Latin word order is pretty good and elegant.  And I’ve just now edited this posting, a day after I posted it, because I figured out how to use a comprehensive Latin grammar I have in my library, and I took out a minor error in the above quote which I’d posted yesterday, so I’m confident that this quote is PRETTY good.

 

If anyone thinks they can improve it, please don’t hesitate.

 

December 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm #803
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KevinSchmitt
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I could get it for you in several Native American languages but it might not sound as “purdy.”

December 27, 2011 at 8:00 am #846
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MarkVIIIMarc
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Neat! May I use that as a signature someplace if I credit you?

Now keep in mind at best I could read the Miami Herald in Spanish when I was done with classes in school…

There is another line in a Casca book…..something about not the Latin of scientists but spoken Latin. Should it have the same sentence structure as modern Spanish?

“Tu es contentus cum quo tu es Soldate, sic tu restabis dum iterum coimus.”

Of course I went and plugged it into a Latin to English translator on line and came up with :
“Miles militis vos es impleo per quis vos es. Sic vos vadum subsisto insquequo nos opportunus iterum”

Second thing google pointed me towards

I trust your friend more.

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December 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm #861
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Harri
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speakin’ of which, looks like we’re off by half a planet: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fv20111225a1.html

December 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm #862
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Rob.McCool
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He can`t be in Japan:https://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/3271/jesus_in_britain.html

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