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29-08-2017, 05:56 AM
Anyone fluent in latin?
'Sic luceat lux '

Does it mean; 'Let your light shine,' 'Let the light shine' or something else?
I'm getting conflicting answers

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29-08-2017, 06:21 AM
RE: Anyone fluent in latin?
(29-08-2017 05:56 AM)M. Linoge Wrote:  'Sic luceat lux '

Does it mean; 'Let your light shine,' 'Let the light shine' or something else?
I'm getting conflicting answers

It's been half a century since I had a class in Latin. (Can someone actually be fluent in a language that is no longer spoken?)

Anyway, the meaning can vary depending on context.
'Sic luceat lux' would usually mean "let the light shine"
"Let YOUR light shine" woud be 'luceat lux vestra'

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29-08-2017, 06:22 AM
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I would say it means "let the light shine" ... let *your* light shine would have a possessive like "tua" or "vestra'' .... but I'd have to call up the Pope to be sure. Tongue

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29-08-2017, 07:12 AM
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Good morning Sunshine. Wink

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29-08-2017, 07:14 AM
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Klaatu barada nikto

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29-08-2017, 07:16 AM
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Luceat is konjunktiv praesens, a so called "optativ", indicating a wish (a fulfillable one, imperfekt would indicate an impossible wish), so it means "Let the light shine", indicating that the author thinks this is very much possible.

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29-08-2017, 08:08 AM
RE: Anyone fluent in latin?
Sic means something like "Look" or "So"

But let the light shine seems to be the most accurate translation. You could also say, Look, how the light shines.

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29-08-2017, 08:27 AM
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"Thus may the light shine?" Consider

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29-08-2017, 08:30 AM
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Latin class with sister Regina, the nun, flashing before my eyes....

Quick, gimme something else to think about Tongue

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29-08-2017, 08:37 AM
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Barely related, but the only one of my writers I don't want to strangle, repeatedly, insists on saying Sed lex, dura lex.

This is NOT how Latin and its word order work Dodgy

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