"Past is theirs, future is mine."

By ekirkley, in 'English to Latin Translation', Feb 10, 2019.

  1. ekirkley New Member

    Hello,

    I'm looking for a translation for this phrase - "Past is theirs, future is mine."

    Thank you,

    Ethan
  2. Callaina Feles Curiosissima

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    Maybe: acta illis tempora, futura mihi sunt.
  3. Callaina Feles Curiosissima

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    Or do you mean just a single "their" (like "his/her's")? If so, acta illi tempora, futura mihi sunt.
  4. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    The datives don't really work there.

    Maybe this would work: illorum acta tempora, futura mea sunt. Or more briefly: illorum praeterita, mea futura.
  5. Callaina Feles Curiosissima

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    Hmm, I see your point. Yes, either of those would work nicely.
  6. Callaina Feles Curiosissima

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    That's the word I was trying to think of.
  7. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Maybe your version can work in some way, after all, though not the one you intended.

    acta illis tempora, mihi futura* sunt = times are over for them and to come for me.

    Not exactly the same as the English but close, I guess.

    *Sounds more appropriate in that order.
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