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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] fiat justitia ruat coelum

Rohan Fenwick ( [KLI Member]

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<body class='hmmessage'><div dir='ltr'>ghItlhpu' De'vID, jatlh:<br>&gt; How would one translate "fiat justitia ruat coelum", i.e., "Let<br><div>&gt; justice be done though the heavens fall."<br><br>I'm surprised you're basing your translation so heavily on the English. The Latin merely means "Let justice be done, let the heavens fall", with the connection between the two merely implied. I'd do it with nothing more than a conjunction:<br><br>pumjaj Hov, 'ach rInjaj ruv.<br>May the stars fall, but may justice be done.<br><br>&gt; My attempt:<br>&gt; {ruv chavlu'jaj, vabDot pumnISchugh Hovmey.}<br>&gt; <br>&gt; I'm not quite sure if {vabDot} works with {-chugh} the way "even" and<br>&gt; "if" combine in English, though.<br><br>As far as I know we're still not even exactly sure what {vabDot} means, do we?<br><br>QeS<br></div> 		 	   		  </div></body>
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