Need practice sentences

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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"There is no one to help me in my misery."
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens
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nemo est qui me miserum adiuvet
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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Excellent.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
That works too.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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"Though greatly desirous to see you, I cannot bring myself to leave my sick wife alone to come to you."
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
How do you use spoiler tags? [ spoiler ] ?

quamvis te desiderem videre, commovere me nequeo, ut uxorem aegrotam tui visitandae causa relinquam
 

Pacifica

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I'm not sure about commovere me. I mean, it does make some kind of sense, but I'm not sure it's the best/most idiomatic choice for this exact meaning. I would have said animum inducere.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
[ spoiler ] [ /spoiler ]

I'm not sure about commovere me. I mean, it does make some kind of sense, but I'm not sure it's the best/most idiomatic choice for this exact meaning. I would have said animum inducere.

Thank you

I wasn't happy with that choice either, but for once, I didn't want to get ninja'd in a forum game ... so "... animum inducere non possum, ut uxorem aegrotam tui visitandae causa relinquam"[/quote]
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
I've just Notizen that it should be tui visitandi causa
 

Pacifica

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Dantius

Homo Sapiens
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Interestingly, I found this in Gildersleeve+Lodge:
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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Ah.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
Yes ... I wanted to provide those examples as well :) Thank you for doing that for me, Dantius. I used to know that rule once, but I seem to have forgotten it :(

By the way - is it my turn to propose the next sentence or shall we wait for more translation suggestions?

Sorry for my auto correct again
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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Well, initially, there isn't really anything like turns here. It was only Imperfacundus asking for practice sentences to be given him... He still hasn't translated the last one.
 

Pacifica

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Pacifica

grammaticissima
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No, a real translation game, where the goal is to produce good translations. :p

Click the link. I had trouble to add it so maybe you saw my post before it was added, but it's there now.
 
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