nil significat nisi oscillat

English translation: It don't meaqn a thing if it ain't got that swing

21:59 Apr 15, 2005
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
Latin term or phrase: nil significat nisi oscillat
Music
Domusovis
English translation:It don't meaqn a thing if it ain't got that swing
Explanation:
Doo wop doo wop...

Did you see this on a newsgroup? There is someone who has this in his sig. He uh translated the famous Ellington song title into Latin.


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Can Altinbay
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5 +12It don't meaqn a thing if it ain't got that swing
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It don't meaqn a thing if it ain't got that swing


Explanation:
Doo wop doo wop...

Did you see this on a newsgroup? There is someone who has this in his sig. He uh translated the famous Ellington song title into Latin.


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Note added at 6 mins (2005-04-15 22:05:53 GMT)
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Meaqn -> mean

Can Altinbay
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agree  RHELLER: I believe you Can but shouldn't this be Latin-Eng?
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agree  Robert Donahue (X): Kudoz for you Can. Nice job!
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agree  sarahl (X)
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agree  mportal: I'm sure it must be that. (I was wondering why anyone would say 'It doesn't mean anything unless it oscillates'!, even for music.
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