Video For the following days, he was quieter than usual

By Liber, in 'English to Latin Translation', Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Liber New Member

    I would like to translate a small Latin narration for a story I'm writting (entertainment purposes only), it's broken down in a few short phrases and it goes like this:

    "For the following days, he was quieter than usual..."
    Context: He was silent, not talking

    "...He wasn't trying to be funny anymore..."

    "...He gave straight answers to every question, except those regarding our future..."

    "...but he wouldn't tell me what was in his mind, I thought this was all my fault..."

    "...and then, the second full moon came"

    "...he was gone"

    That's about it! I'm sorry if it's a lot, I'm really interested in Latin and I may start learning it soon here to help myself a little
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  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    Hi,

    This is a bit more than I would usually translate for free, but you're lucky, I'm in the mood for translating these sentences right now.

    "For the following days, he was quieter than usual..."

    Sequentibus diebus taciturnior solito fuit...

    "...He wasn't trying to be funny anymore..."

    Iam non temptabat risum movere....

    "...He gave straight answers to every question, except those regarding our future..."

    Quaecumque erat interrogatus, simpliciter respondebat, praeter ea quae ad nostrum futurum statum pertinebant.

    "...but he wouldn't tell me what was in his mind, I thought this was all my fault..."

    ... sed quid animo volveret mihi dicere nolebat; ego autem omnia mea culpa fieri putabam...

    "...and then, the second full moon came"

    ... deinde advenit luna plena secunda.

    "...he was gone"

    Maybe ille non comparuit but does this immediately follow the last sentence about the moon — like, the second full moon came and the guy suddenly vanished, went missing — or does some other context intervene? It could change the translation.
    Last edited by Pacifica, Jun 28, 2019
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  3. Liber New Member



    Thank you very much!! Also, no, the "he was gone" part isn't directly related to the full moon night sentence
  4. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    Can you explain the context of the "he was gone" sentence, then?
  5. Liber New Member


    Context: the person looking for him couldn't find him anymore after that night, he simply left without notice

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