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Inversion of "Cogito ergo sum"?

I'm reaching for a phrase for a short science fiction piece I'm working on. I'd like to know what a Classical-Latin-speaking character would say if they wanted to articulate a particular concept analogous to "I think therefore I am", but expressing instead a monstrous moral conclusion they've reached along the lines of I think therefore none may be / shall be. [more inside]
posted by churl on Aug 27, 2014 - 7 answers

Czech lines

Czech speakers: are these 3 lines sensible to you? (They don't have to be perfect or poetic; I just wanted to make sure they're understandable.) They're google's Czech translation of an ancient Latin text. [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Oct 12, 2013 - 5 answers

Translate this word/concept in your other language(s)

I need a succinct translation for "advocate" or similar term in as many languages as possible . [more inside]
posted by mynameismandab on Mar 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Translate something that could be any language spoken in India!

What do the (Hindi? Kannada? Tamil? Sanskrit?) words on these shirts mean? They look to me like different scripts, and they were probably bought in Bangalore. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Feb 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Why does this Russian translation not match up?

There's a "Trimet Respects Civil Rights" notice on all the public transit vehicles in Portland. It's one straightforward paragraph translated into 6 languages. Why is it that in the [what I believe to be] Russian translation, the word "Trimet" only appears once, whereas in the 5 other languages it appears twice? [more inside]
posted by desertface on Apr 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Please help translate these sentence from a short story by Peter Watts

In the short story "Malak" by Peter Watts, what is the language and meaning of these two sentences? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jan 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Need some kanji translated

TranslationFilter, I was wondering if anyone could translate three kanji characters. I've asked around, and haven't found anyone, so I decided to turn to you guys hoping that someone would be able to. [more inside]
posted by pcowden on Sep 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Amo Amas Awhat?

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. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Where can I find movies or tv shows that are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles?

Where can I find some movies or tv shows that are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Oct 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Macedonian mystery!

Macedonia is all about a page I made and I'd love to know why. Translation request inside! [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Oct 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Translate a political flier to Chinese?

Could you help me reach out to the predominantly Chinese elderly voters in my neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jan 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Wie, bitte?

Help me with a German sentence (quote?). German speakers: is the following sentence a quote from German literature? It's in reference to a picture of a Jewish headstone with pebbles on it. "Wieviel Wissen wird unter diesen Steinen liegen" Just wondering if this is a literary quote, or merely the musings of the commentor.
posted by nax on Jul 23, 2007 - 4 answers

Translate my t-shirt; Farsi? Arabic?

Great graphic on this t-shirt, but we've curious as to what it actually says (if anything). It looks like farsi to me, but I could be wrong. The t-shirt in question
posted by wolfsleepy on Apr 9, 2007 - 27 answers

Ви розмовляєте українською?

Need help translating a Ukrainian grave marker. [more inside]
posted by Zozo on Aug 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Why should ancient foreigners speak ancient English?

Why is the dialogue in Rome all in quasi-Shakespearean English? [more inside]
posted by skryche on Sep 1, 2005 - 36 answers

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