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Mar 25, 2011, 02:56 PM
 
I'm crating a logo, and their motto is "Down to the Sea for Science," it's the title of a book about the R/V Atlantis, a research vessel.

I need to convert it to Latin. The best I could come up with is:

Tenus Mare (maris?) Pro Scientia.

Anyone know Latin enough to help? "Down" could also be "Into" or "Enter."
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Mar 25, 2011, 03:01 PM
 
You could have titled this thread "Dear Oisín,"
     
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Mar 25, 2011, 03:27 PM
 
Ad mare enim Science.
     
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Mar 25, 2011, 03:35 PM
 
Although for a research vessel perhaps you want 'ad scientiam, per marim', 'to science, through the sea'.
     
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Mar 25, 2011, 05:13 PM
 
Tenus profundum pro Scientia
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I'm not sure if it's accurate. Agnus dei qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis translates as Sheep dei quae to lift up sin to clean , wretchedly us
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Mar 25, 2011, 06:37 PM
 
Sorry olePigeon. It has been waaaaayyyyyy too long for me to remember Latin grammar. Even after studying it for 6 years. It did wonders for my vocabulary though. And to think I used to be able to recite the first few paragraphs of The Aeneid by heart.

Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit ...



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Mar 25, 2011, 07:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
Although for a research vessel perhaps you want 'ad scientiam, per marim', 'to science, through the sea'.
Oooh! Bonum!
     
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Mar 25, 2011, 08:44 PM
 
It was so disappointing to find out that this thread wasn't about latin american dialect.
     
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Mar 30, 2011, 05:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
Although for a research vessel perhaps you want 'ad scientiam, per marim', 'to science, through the sea'.
Absolutely. I’d even go further and switch the order and pluralise it, just to make the connotation even stronger: Per maria ad scientias (cf. per aspera ad astra, which of course works better, since both words are neuter).

(Per marim doesn’t work: mare neuter and thus doesn’t have a separate accusative form)
     
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Mar 30, 2011, 08:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Absolutely. I’d even go further and switch the order and pluralise it, just to make the connotation even stronger: Per maria ad scientias (cf. per aspera ad astra, which of course works better, since both words are neuter).

(Per marim doesn’t work: mare neuter and thus doesn’t have a separate accusative form)
Bloody language geeks. Hate 'em.
     
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Mar 30, 2011, 10:53 AM
 
Is making a mod cry infraction worthy?
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Is making a mod cry infraction worthy?
I’ve already dispatched the goons; Matty’s knees will be history in about half an hour. I’ll probably leave it at that, don’t want to seem unkind.
     
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Mar 30, 2011, 11:06 AM
 
Now you need to change his NN handle to latin for "powder knees", as the salt in the wound.
     
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Mar 30, 2011, 11:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Absolutely. I’d even go further and switch the order and pluralise it, just to make the connotation even stronger: Per maria ad scientias (cf. per aspera ad astra, which of course works better, since both words are neuter).

(Per marim doesn’t work: mare neuter and thus doesn’t have a separate accusative form)
Even better.

I considered the per aspera ad astra angle, but eventually decided against it, for whatever reason.
     
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Mar 30, 2011, 01:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
It was so disappointing to find out that this thread wasn't about latin american dialect.
Go to Jack in the Box. They’ve got all the latin american dialect you could possibly want.
     
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Apr 4, 2011, 10:17 PM
 
Thanks a bunch.
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