For the last quote of the week, I bring you: “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.” — William Shakespeare, Macbeth My deepest apologies for being late again today. If I am ever to do another challenge, I shall endeavor to schedule it at least 3 days in advance, rather than one.
Today’s quote is: “Everybody will die, but very few people want to be reminded of that fact.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy
Sorry I’m late today, but it’s okay: I’ve got a good one. “He felt that the darkness was full of unimaginable horrors – and the trouble with unimaginable horrors was that they were only too easy to imagine…” ― Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic
Hopefully finding these quotes doesn’t turn out to be more fun than translating them. Oh well, today, I bring you: “If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!” – Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn As with yesterday, I’ll have to come back to this to do my own translation in a comment.
Woops, I went out of town and forgot about this challenge. So today I figured I’d do two quotes and call it even. We should be returning to the proper schedule after today though. “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” – Harper Lee, To Kill a…
Your challenge today is: “The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.” – Douglas Adams, The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy It was somewhat tricky to translate this into Firen because I don’t have a direct translation of “in much the same way as”, but that’s what makes this fun. I ended up with: Zegůmallabe čattoṙske fante, koṙka nakůserimallaibe. Ze-gů-malla-be čattoṙ-ske fan-te, koṙk-a na-ků-seri-mallai-be ProxPST-CONT-hang[IND]-P3.INAN ship-LPL sky-INE, brick-PL NEG-HAB-same-hang:SBJ-P3.INAN
It’s been since August that we haven’t had any challenges here, so I thought maybe I should change that. Thus, I present to you the Literary Week! Every day for the next week, I’ll choose a good quote from a book I like and challenge everyone to translate it into their conlangs.