non omnia vagantes deerrant

By vac5, in 'Latin to English Translation', Jun 26, 2011.

  1. vac5 New Member

    hey everyone,

    i was just wondering if someone could confirm for me that this is the proper translation for
    "not all those who wander are lost"

    thanks very much in advance!
    ~victoria
  2. socratidion Civis Illustris

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    There is a grammatical error in 'omnia'. The rest is good enough to convey the sense required (though I might -- might -- think about changing the tense of deerrant).
  3. socratidion Civis Illustris

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    ... on second thoughts, I wouldn't change deerrant.
  4. Imprecator Civis Illustris

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    "Not everything that wanders wanders"?
  5. Manus Correctrix QVAE CORRIGIT

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    Exactly. The two verbs are too similar to make sense.
  6. Matthaeus Vemortuicida strenuus

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    Even so, that should be omnes, right? I think she meant people rather than things.
  7. Imber Ranae Ranunculus Iracundus

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    I'm not sure where you got the omnia version. It doesn't appear anywhere on the Internet except this very thread, whereas the version with omnes seems to be quoted a lot. Anyway, this has come up before.

    More like "not everything who wanders..." It's ungrammatical.

    Well, if it were just erro, perhaps, but I think the de (or ab) element makes the difference clear. I suppose you could gloss it as "not everyone who wanders wanders off/away". With the perfect tense it's even clearer. Otherwise I suppose you could use Bitmap's suggestion in the other thread.

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