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Latin Translation

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 24, 2001, 9:31
    I don't know if the rest of you get this, but since I've started listing
the languages I know/study in my profile (real ones), I get all sorts of
instant messages and e-mails from people I've never heard of asking me to
translate things (usually containing the word "love", and this time is no
exception).  Anyway, I want to check my Latin here.  The phrase is "To kill
me, you must love me."  (I swear, it sounds exactly like some sentences out
of the book I'm learning from.  What is that one?  Ah, yes: "If you love me,
save me".)  Here's what I did:  Me necare, me debes amare.  Yet it seems like
this should have some sort of a subjunctive in the second, and/or that there
should be some kind of word meaning "in order to" in the beginning...  I'm
just a learner, you see.  I'm nowhere near ready to converse in Latin for a
week.  :)



Paul Sherrill <sherril2@...>
Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>