Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Latin / Norwegian Sayings

It's Saturday Night - time for some Genealogy Fun!!!
by Randy Seaver
Your mission, should you decide to accept it 
(come on, it's easy this week, and you'll laugh) is to:

1)  Find some of your favorite sayings, aphorisms,
 jokes, etc. They can be genealogy-related, or not.

2)  Translate them into Latin using Google Translate 

3)  Share them with us in your own blog post, in a
 comment to this post, or  in a Facebook status line 
or Google Plus Stream post (impress your non-genealogy
 friends with your Latin skills!).

4)  Of course, you could translate the Latin you read 
back (on my blog, or the blogs of others) into English 
(or your native language) using Google Translate too
 to see who was really funny, or mean, or romantic  
If you want to be really fancy, you could translate your 
sayings into any other language that uses Google Translate
 and really confuse all of us.  

I decided to take Randy's sayings and translate them into
Norwegian and back to English.

Venit mi, ut i tibi mea genealogia spelunca
     Han kom til meg, som jeg registrert med dere min hule
            He came to me, as I registered with you my cave

Ostende mihi si tibi ostendam tibi ahnentafel
      Vis meg, hvis du vil vise deg Generasjonsliste
         Show me, if you will show you the ahnentafel

 Genealogia est non amatsuus an nimiam
       Slekten er ikke kjærlighet, det er en overdreven
          The genealogy is not love, it's an excessive

Communio domus mea tergo insignia - quod rectum
      Nattverd på baksiden av huset mitt - hva er rett
            Communion on the back of my house - what is right

Ego non adhæsitsum antecessor provocatus
      Jeg ble ikke sittende fastutfordret jeg forgjengeren
            I was not stuckI challenged the predecessor

I am not sure how accurate the Norwegian translations are, 
but the English appears to leave something to be desired.
I think the first one might refer to Randy's genea-cave.  Thanks 
for the fun Randy.