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Thread poster: Xavier Lecomte

Xavier Lecomte  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:43
English
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Oct 19, 2002

I\'ve got a question for the classically-educated. I\'m designing a logo for a company and they want a sentence in latin to say:

\"Your Healthcare Alternative...for a lifetime of wellness.\"



Can anyone figure this one out?



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Marisapad  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:43
English to Italian
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Why not looking for an already-existing sentence? Oct 20, 2002

I\'m not a Latin expert and don\'t actively work with the Latin language, but… I would heartily suggest to your customer NOT to try to translate a \"modern, English-born and English-thought slogan\" into Latin.



Either they find a sentence born in Latin that can do the job, or they forget the Latin language.



Of course this is my personal opinion only!



Ciao

Marisa



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Marcela García  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:43
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Better not to translate a modern language into an ancient language Oct 20, 2002

I would rather not translate a modern English sentence into Latin, specially a marketing logo for a Company.



Most Latin comes from ancient texts and I think the result of translating that English sentence into Latin would be rather strange.



I agree with Marisa, why not trying to find a Latin phrase like Universities and other associations do?



Good luck,



Marcela


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