is there someone here who knows latin?
16 Oct 12
its a song^^ a friend asked me to translate a song to latin. im trying with the help of my latin dictionary but isnt being easy. because i dont remember everything anymore. what i need to translate is these sentences: angels, angels, i call you! angels, angels, give me light! loneliness, i'm afraid not to lose you. inquietude, im afraid not to lose you. sweet blue, take me to you. sweet blue, take me to you. with the hope to find your light. god, give me a life. god, the freedom. god, what bad did i do to have this life. oh, god, singing only to you, crying just for myself, humble as i am, waiting for your hand. solitude, im afraid not to lose you. inquietude im afraid not to lose you. sweet blue, take away my fears and bless the wave of joy. sea, take me! show me your heart. sea, guide me! until your song. sea, take me! so I can dream. sea, guide me! give me wings to fly.
• Cambridge, England
16 Oct 12
Spanish is a 'Romance' language, like Italian, Portuguese, French and Roumanian. Much of it came from Latin but it is not the same language and most Spanish speakers would not understand very much Latin. Latin used to be used as the liturgical language in Catholic churches (I think that nearly all churches now conduct most of the services in the local language). You may understand "Pater noster, qui es in coeli ... &c" but you would have to agree that it's not Spanish!
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16 Oct 12
thanks so much for trying to help maria^^ by the way im portuguese so our language is similar with spanish^^ latin is a bit harder than our language but a few european languages like mine comes from the old one that is latin. i studied it for two years in secondary school but i dont remember a few things anymore. someone that used to study in the same school as me asked me to help her translate something from my language to latin and is being hard^^ thanks so much for your offer to help anyway
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Oct 12
Hi, I can see Owlwings has given the best translation here. It will do. I studied Latin way back in my seminary days but it is now a bit rusty since the daily liturgy has always been conducted in the vernacular. Now there's a good reminder to pick it up again, some sectors here express desire to try the old language once again. Thanks for the post, it reminded me so.