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Breaking Priscian's head

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, February 22, 1999, 14:42
On the Lojban mailing list, someone wrote:

> Tradutore tracidore.
Hey, I like that! "Translator, tracidor." There doesn't seem to be any Latin root "tracid-", alas, at least not that I can find easily. Ray? (Yeah, I know it's an error. My favorite translation of the original, *traduttore traditore*: "Transductor, treasoner".) -- John Cowan You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)