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Kindness
06-27-2011, 12:43 AM
I tried to use Google, but my translation translates back to gibberish... I'm taking that as a bad sign! :S

Is anyone competent enough in Latin to tell me how to say: A thorn by any other name would still cut as deep?

thothguard51
06-27-2011, 12:52 AM
Try this...

A thorn per ullus alius nomen would etiam incidere ut profundus?

Medievalist
06-27-2011, 12:57 AM
Err . . . no.

I'd try posting a new thread in the International forum; there's a super Latin thread there with lots of good folk.

Or asking alleycat, the mod, to move this thread there.

alleycat
06-27-2011, 01:02 AM
I shall use my magic wand (if the batteries aren't dead) and move it to International.

SaraP
06-27-2011, 04:06 AM
The Latin thread is here (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186554) - you might consider posting directly on it and asking the great folks there for help. Good luck!

Rufus Coppertop
06-27-2011, 10:03 AM
I tried to use Google, but my translation translates back to gibberish... I'm taking that as a bad sign! :S

Is anyone competent enough in Latin to tell me how to say: A thorn by any other name would still cut as deep?

etiam vocatur alio nomine, spina profunde pungat.


even called by another name a thorn would deeply prick

Kindness
06-28-2011, 06:36 AM
Thanks everyone! And thanks Rufus :) :) :)

Rufus Coppertop
06-28-2011, 07:56 AM
No worries.

Maybe you should even use the subjunctive vocetur instead of the indicative vocatur.

It becomes even if called.