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l'incipit è Dio scampi i bambini dalla notte

English translation: the first line is, "God save the children from the night"

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15:17 Feb 17, 2006
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Italian term or phrase: l'incipit è Dio scampi i bambini dalla notte
Ogni parola è scelta con attenzione, con l intento di colpire lo spettatore, fargli aprire gli occhi sulla realtà: l'incipit è Dio scampi i bambini dalla notte di Phnom Penh.

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Lorraine Abbey
Ireland
Local time: 21:08
English translation:the first line is, "God save the children from the night"
Explanation:
the first line is: God save the children from the night of Phnom Penh.

If "incipit" is the problem, it is a Latin word that means "it begins" and is used to refer to the beginning of a (usually literary) work.
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Michael Pawlik
Italy
Local time: 22:08
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3 +6the first line is, "God save the children from the night"
Michael Pawlik


  

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42 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +6
l'incipit è Dio scampi i bambini dalla notte
the first line is, "God save the children from the night"


Explanation:
the first line is: God save the children from the night of Phnom Penh.

If "incipit" is the problem, it is a Latin word that means "it begins" and is used to refer to the beginning of a (usually literary) work.

Michael Pawlik
Italy
Local time: 22:08
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Theodora OB
12 mins

agree  Heather Socie
13 mins

agree  Garaemma
1 hr

agree  paolamonaco: first line or opening words (se il testo nel tuo caso non è scritto) p.s. ciao Michael :-)
3 hrs

agree  Alessandro di Francia
16 hrs

agree  Cathryn Taylor: "the opening words are" if it's a TV documentary (spectators mentioned)
1 day1 hr
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