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Björn Fromén Dec 19, 2016 (15:55)

Laitale óraviéva

Tamas, I do indeed remember reading your translation of this famous passage on Aglardh. Still, I hope you don't mind another version here, written post-PE 22.

Maustallo óravie ná illin únat.
Menello liptas síve milya miste
cemenna nún, yasse atamána nás:
mánatas ye anta, mánatas ye came.
Melehta imbi ammelehtar netyas
i túru arcanwasse ambe epe i rie.
Vandilya tana lúmea cánusse;
tannemma nás rá tárien ar áyan
yasse aistie yo sosse araniéva.
Mal or i vandil-túre óravie
same arcanwarya aranion mi óri,
ar háras Ea pella as Eru immo;
ta hére ambarwa ambe ilyo ve Eruva
yá sanyer asya óravie.

*lipta- 'drip' from Etym LIB-, update of QL lipte-
vandil 'staff', *'sceptre'
*cánusse 'command, rule' (noun) (isolated from incánus(se))
*tann(a-)emma 'token-picture', 'symbolic image'

The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
When mercy seasons justice.

(Merchant of Venice IV 1)

Tamas Ferencz Dec 19, 2016 (16:12)

Of course I don't mind - everyone have their unique approach to a text. I constantly revisit my old ones in the hope that I can better them with my new knowledge.

Tamas Ferencz Dec 19, 2016 (16:33)

I confess I don't really understand the translation of the first line. To have mercy out of compulsion is an impossible thing to all?

Christopher Gilson Dec 19, 2016 (21:07)

The speech is a response to the question: "On what compulsion must I? tell me that."

Tamas Ferencz Dec 19, 2016 (21:41)

+Christopher Gilson thanks Chris ☺️. I understand the original - I was unsure about how the translation was meant to be understood.

Björn Fromén Dec 19, 2016 (23:59)

+Tamas Ferencz Yes, that's the intended meaning; i.e. 'no one can show mercy because compelled to'.