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October 23, 2009 1:23 PM Subscribe
Is there a Medieval Linguist in the house? I need a very short conversation between Cistercian nuns in Saxony translated into Medieval Latin. Any help so I don't sound like a complete idiot warmly welcomed.
posted by The Whelk to Society & Culture (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Background, it's 1301 in Lower Saxony at Wienhausen Abbey
"He wishes in all humbleness to adore the relic."
"But abbess, he has brought a wonder! He says it is a gift. He only wants a moment with it."
"Bring him to me."
Total Side Question: I can't figure out if the nuns wouldn't used Old German or Latin when speaking to each other rather than writing religious texts. Some sources say Old French, even.