From the stars, we will arise to the stars

By Jaxdaf, in 'English to Latin Translation', Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Jaxdaf New Member

    I have very little memory of taking Latin back in my Undergrad class and was wondering if anyone will help or have suggestions. I want to make a motto for my family crest.

    I like the idea that we are stardust but want to also be general so that the saying may have other possible meanings.

    So far I have come up with the Phrase "Ex astris, ad astra surrexerimus"

    Me figuring it out piece by piece:
    "Ex astris," to be "From the stars"
    • Astra being in O-Declension and plural I wasnt sure there is a future perfect version(I think?)
    • Implied meaning "(We) from the stars"
    "ad astra surrexerimus" to be "we will arise to the stars"
    • surrexerimus is the future perfect, active, plural, first person of surgo from what I can tell would mean "we will arise"
    • astra in this context is future and again in O-Declension that means it doesnt have a time-based tense (correct me if wrong).
    I am not sure of the sentence structure as "Ex astris, surrexerimus ad astra" would be more the literal translation from English. I am thinking the action word is at the end with Latin though, correct?
    I may be completely wrong too... so I appreciate any response.
  2. LCF a.k.a. Lucifer

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    its good
  3. Laurentius Weebus Maximus

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    Why future perfect?
  4. Jaxdaf New Member

    Future perfect is that we will complete that action in the future, right? So we will ascend to the heavens.
    As to imply its not a choice either. We will do that anyway.
    Am I using the correct tense?

    Also, any alternate suggestions to wording? Is there any shorthand I could make use of?
  5. Laurentius Weebus Maximus

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    How can you use a future and not complete that action in the future?
  6. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    I was thinking that it might be used in a perfective sense ... I'm not entirely sure.

    It also seemed a bit exotic to me, who would have simply used surgemus.
  7. LCF a.k.a. Lucifer

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    How many futures do you have in Italian?
  8. Laurentius Weebus Maximus

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    Let me think...

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  9. LCF a.k.a. Lucifer

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  10. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

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    What happened to the other 14,000,603? :D
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  11. LCF a.k.a. Lucifer

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    That guy looks like me trying to crack my neck from sitting all day...
  12. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

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    Doctor Strange is a strange man indeed.
  13. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    yeah, future perfect would mean "we will have arisen", so future is better
  14. scrabulista Consul

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    Tennessee
    What does it mean?
    You're at the stars, and going to arise to more distant stars?

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