Inspirational A Mi La Legión!

By J.M, in 'English to Latin Translation', Jun 7, 2019.

  1. J.M Active Member

    Location:
    Koloszvar, Hungary
    Greetings,
    Today I would like the Spanish motto " A mi la legion" which means "For me the legion" to be translated into Latin. I would like to have this phrase used as a motto for military purposes,
    Thanks,
    J.M
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  2. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

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    Gæmleflodland
    Is "for me the legion" the same as "There's a legion for me"? If so, maybe mihi legio est.
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  3. Laurentius Man of Culture

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    Sorry for asking, but what "military purposes" do you have? Aren't you like 12 or something?
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  4. J.M Active Member

    Location:
    Koloszvar, Hungary
    Greetings Issacus Divus,

    I think that it would be correct to be either of the two phrases (There is a legion for me/for me the legion). Anyways, thank you for such an effective reply as always,
    J.M
  5. Laurentius Man of Culture

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    If you use the indicative it can only mean "there is a legion for me."
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  6. J.M Active Member

    Location:
    Koloszvar, Hungary
    Greetings,
    Thanks for asking I wanted the phrase to be translated having a military emphasis,
    J.M
  7. J.M Active Member

    Location:
    Koloszvar, Hungary
    Greetings Laurentius,
    Thank you for saying, what would it be for "to me the legion"?
    J.M
  8. Laurentius Man of Culture

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    Do you mean like "be a legion to me" or something like that?
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  9. J.M Active Member

    Location:
    Koloszvar, Hungary
    Greetings,
    By the use of this phrase I am emphasising that out of all things "For me the legion" if it makes sense,
    Thank you,
    J.M
  10. Laurentius Man of Culture

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    I don't get what you are trying to say, sorry.
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  11. J.M Active Member

    Location:
    Koloszvar, Hungary
    Greetings,
    In other words I am trying to say that the only thing of great importance to me is the legion by using the phrase "to me the legion",
    J.M
  12. Laurentius Man of Culture

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    It's very ambiguous and I don't think anyone is gonna guess the meaning correctly even in English, but then the indicative should be fine I think, or you may as well elide the verb completely.
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  13. J.M Active Member

    Location:
    Koloszvar, Hungary
    Greetings,
    Great! Thank you for your time Laurentius,
    J.M
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  14. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

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    Gæmleflodland
    Yep.
  15. Adrian Civis Illustris

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    If my poor spanish serves me right... "¡A mí La Legión!" means something along "To me Legion!" in sense "Legion! Come to me!"
    my guess would be Veni ad me legio!
    Last edited by Adrian, Jun 8, 2019
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  16. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gæmleflodland
    I supppose "for me the Legion" might be a stylistic translation in itself.
  17. J.M Active Member

    Location:
    Koloszvar, Hungary
    Greetings,
    You can view it in many ways but yes, that could be one,
    J.M
  18. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

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    Gæmleflodland
    Like, it's not literal, is it? Doesn't "a mi La Legion" translate to "to me, the Legion"?
    I suppose "There's a legion for me" is what that means, so I gave mihi legio est, but if it means something else, we'd need another translation.
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  19. Quasus Civis Illustris

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  20. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

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    Gæmleflodland
    Ah.

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