"Chaos is order yet undeciphered"

fletch

New Member
Hi again, good people! Can someone please translate the phrase "Chaos is order yet undeciphered" to latin? It's a line from a novel called "The Double" which later turned into the film Enemy. I thought it was a great film once I read about it and discovered all of the hidden meanings involved. Thanks in advance!
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Hi,

You could have:

Chaos est ordo cuius nondum perspecta ratio est. ("Chaos is order whose system hasn't yet been discerned.")

Or more shortly, but possibly a bit less precisely:

Chaos est ordo nondum perspectus. ("Chaos is order not yet discerned.")

The word chaos in Latin is more suitable if there is a reference to the mythological chaos (the jumbled mass of matter from which the universe was made), though, rather than to disorder in general. For disorder in general, I would say confusio instead.
 
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