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Latin translation: Lingua voluptas est

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English term or phrase:Language is fun
Latin translation:Lingua voluptas est
Entered by: BrigitteHilgner
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10:02 Oct 22, 2006
English to Latin translations [PRO]
Marketing - Marketing / Market Research / Slogan
English term or phrase: Language is fun
A friend of a friend translated this for my website, to "Lingua est iucundus". Does anyone know if this is correct? I'm a bit worried it might actually mean "language is ridiculous" or something like that!
LinguaLab.net
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:22
Lingua voluptas est
Explanation:
"Lingua est iucundus" is definitely wrong - from a grammatical point of view. It would have to be: "lingua est iucunda" or 'lingua iucunda est' which means roughly: Language is pleasant.

If you really want a good translation (what for?) you should provide more background information. Latin is a very complex and precise language and, for example, the word 'language' has to be translated in different ways depending on its exact meaning.


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Note added at 9 hrs (2006-10-22 19:25:32 GMT)
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Wouldn't it be better to use a slogan most of the readers understand? (A slogan which you yourself understand?)
"iucunda" (feminine) is an adjective and rougly means pleasant, charming, kind
"voluptas" is a noun and means pleasure, enjoyment, joy
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BrigitteHilgner
Austria
Local time: 18:22
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Thanks again, Brigitte. The slogan is also used in English (language is fun) and Norwegian (språk er moro), but the Latin translation will be incorporated into the design by my webdesigner. From your explanation, I think "lingua voluptas est" is the best translation.
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language is fun
Lingua voluptas est


Explanation:
"Lingua est iucundus" is definitely wrong - from a grammatical point of view. It would have to be: "lingua est iucunda" or 'lingua iucunda est' which means roughly: Language is pleasant.

If you really want a good translation (what for?) you should provide more background information. Latin is a very complex and precise language and, for example, the word 'language' has to be translated in different ways depending on its exact meaning.


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Note added at 9 hrs (2006-10-22 19:25:32 GMT)
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Wouldn't it be better to use a slogan most of the readers understand? (A slogan which you yourself understand?)
"iucunda" (feminine) is an adjective and rougly means pleasant, charming, kind
"voluptas" is a noun and means pleasure, enjoyment, joy

BrigitteHilgner
Austria
Local time: 18:22
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Grading comment
Thanks again, Brigitte. The slogan is also used in English (language is fun) and Norwegian (språk er moro), but the Latin translation will be incorporated into the design by my webdesigner. From your explanation, I think "lingua voluptas est" is the best translation.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you, Brigitte. It is just a slogan I wish to use on my website, so I'm afraid there is no more context. What is the difference in meaning between voluptas and iucunda?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Deschant
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Eva.

agree  Joseph Brazauskas
9 hrs
  -> Thank you, Joseph.
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