Only in silence, the word

By Paula R., in 'English to Latin Translation', May 16, 2019.

  1. Paula R. New Member

    Hello everyone, Im new in this forum, my mothern language is spanish, I wanted to know if someone could help me to translate a phrase, Im an artist and Im working on a illustration which requires a short phrase in latin on a grave and I wasn´t able to find no one who can help me with this.

    The phrase is the next one:

    Only in silence, the word
    Only in darknes, the light
    Only in death, life
    How can I know about you?
    Rest in peace wherever you are.

    If Im doing something wrong or missing something on this post please tell me.

    I thank in advance if someone can help me.
  2. Callaina Feles Curiosissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin, it seems -- I love A Wizard of Earthsea!

    Solum in silentio verbum est;
    solum in tenebris, lux;
    solum in morte, vita.
    Quomodo de te sciam?
    Ubicumque es, ibi requiescas in pace.

    "The word is only in silence; the light, only in darkness; only in death, life. How can/might I know about you? Wherever you are, there [may you] rest in peace."
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  3. Callaina Feles Curiosissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Wait around to see if others have any further suggestions.
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  4. Paula R. New Member

    Yessss!!! You are the first one to get the reference! haha I love the movie Tales of Earthsea and I really want to read the books.

    Thank you very much for the translation truly, is really useful!!!
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