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Translation text, cont.

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 14, 2004

The trouble with the first CWN translation test (below) is that it went from English to Latin: something that a contemporary liturgical translator would never do. Let's try again, going from Latin to English, and using the techniques with which post-conciliar translators have made us familiar.

Comments on my efforts, or alternative translations, are welcome.

  1. Cogito, ergo sum
  2. Vox populi, vox Dei
  3. Si vis pacem, para bellum
  4. Quod semper, quod ubique, quod ab omnibus

  1. My ideas define my conception of existence
  2. We are Church
  3. Support the nuclear freeze
  4. [No translation.] Where this phrase appears in the original, it is simply to be ignored.

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 15, 2004 9:12 AM ET USA

    Sorry, but I think #2 should read "We are Baal".

  • Posted by: - Jun. 14, 2004 12:21 PM ET USA

    1. I think, therefore my conscience dictates what is right.
    2. The voice of God speaks through Voice of the Faithful.
    3. If you want peace, don't be warlike.
    4. (God's love is warm and tender, requiring no conversion except possibly away from nastiness and intolerance) At all times, in all places, and for all persons (as well as those animals for which we need to have greater understanding and respect, as they are just as much a gift of God as human beings...

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