Latin help!
Thread poster: Xavier Lecomte

Xavier Lecomte  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:05
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?



 

Henry Dotterer
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Marisapad  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:05
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



 

Marcela García  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:05
Member (2002)
English to Spanish
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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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