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Old 10-19-2003, 10:25 PM   #1
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Quick help with some latin

I'm looking for the most direct translation of:

To My Everything



in Latin.

I've gotten 3 or 4 different translations and a friend of mine needs it for a wedding band so we are really really trying to get it right....


Can anyone help?
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Old 10-19-2003, 10:26 PM   #2
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crap balls...

wrong forum!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2003, 12:08 AM   #3
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I dont know if specific Latin speakers frequent the Languages forum MK, I'll move this to Lem Stand where there is more traffic.

And uh, I dont even speak English, let alone Latin
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i studied latin for 5 years

but that was long ago and i have forgotten it all, sorry


well maybe not all, maybe you could use this phrase instead

caveat emptor

perfect for a wedding band if you ask me
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Old 10-20-2003, 02:43 AM   #6
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IWasBored has EXCELLENT Latin.
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Old 10-20-2003, 03:12 AM   #7
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I believe HeartlandGirl has a degree of some sorts in Latin, MA or BA. (then again, she may have made it up.....it wouldnt suprise me......)

I will attempt to direct her this way.
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I got an A in GCSE Latin




But I can't remember any of it.

I think 'to' might be 'Ad'. But it might not.

Wow. I'm a lot of use, aren't I!
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it's been a while since I've taken latin.

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Old 10-20-2003, 07:40 AM   #10
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I loathe latin.

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The adjective 'omnis' means 'every' or 'all'. Typically, the plural omnia is translated as 'all things' or 'everything'. But I'm not sure you want to refer to one person in the plural. So try this:

If the person is female:

"Meae omni"

If the person is male:

"Meo omni"

Literally, those mean "to my all" which can then more loosely mean "to my everything." The word for 'to' doesn't show up because it's built into the words, which are in the dative case, meaning "to" or "for," as in I gave a present "to you" (dative).

If you want the plural, it would be "Meis omnibus."

This one's tricky because in Latin, they might say "You are all things to me" but I don't think they'd ever say "You are my everything." Omnis is much more literal than metaphorical.

I'll think on it a little more and let you know if I can come up with something better. I'd be interested in seeing what you have come up with so far.
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Irrumabo et pedicabo...

By the way, you probably don't want to use a translation that uses "ad." "Ad" means "to" in a directional sense, as in, I walked to the store.
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IWasBored has EXCELLENT Latin.
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what yertle means is i took two semesters of latin when i got here last year, and didn't learn shit.
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Originally posted by HeartlandGirl
Irrumabo et pedicabo...

By the way, you probably don't want to use a translation that uses "ad." "Ad" means "to" in a directional sense, as in, I walked to the store.


I realised that after I posted it. I knew it wasn't right somehow.........

My main memory of Latin I learnt was our annual 'Latin Reading Competition'. I can remember useless things like:

Marcus et Sexte sub arbora sedent. Marcus rident. Cur tu rident, Marcus? Ego rident quoqa Flavia cantat.

which means 'Marcus and Sextus sit under a tree. Marcus laughs. Why are you laughing, Marcus? I am laughing because flavia is singing

Or something......

I've got a book called 'How to insult, abuse and insinuate in Classical Latin'. Apparantly, 'Nunc sunt crura pilis et sunt tibi pectora seatis horrida, sed mens est, pannyche, vulsa tibi' means 'as it is, your legs are bristling with hair, and you chest is a deep-shag rug, but your mind, Pannychus, has been plucked smooth'

;hmm:
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Good stuff, bammo! Is "irrumabo et pedicabo" in your insult book?
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that's sooo rude!
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What? LATIN?! Nonne tibi jocari!

So, I took Latin for a while...but that was also a while ago. I'll give it a shot, anyway...

"ad me omnus" (yes, this sounds very juvenile and Heartland Girl is probably MUCH more close to the actual translation that I am, but this was my initial response to the topic)

????

What about "ego sum asinus?"


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