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Help with a translation (english to latin)?

Mes3Mes3 Registered User regular
edited August 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Getting a memorial tattoo for my father here in the next week. Need help with a proper English to Latin translation.

"For my father. Who I love."

Any help would be great.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    My advice is do not get something permanently affixed to your body unless you are 100% certain of the meaning behind it.

  • The Crowing OneThe Crowing One Registered User regular
    Pater mea quos amo

    That's a decent place to start. I'd like to also note that I was kicked out of classics department at my undergrad for failing Latin II. I'm sure someone can give you a better translation and correct any issues with my own.

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  • Mes3Mes3 Registered User regular
    Tox wrote:
    My advice is do not get something permanently affixed to your body unless you are 100% certain of the meaning behind it.

    Ya think? Haha. I was hoping more than one person would know so I could compare. I might have to hit up a professor.

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  • DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    TCO is close, but I'm pretty sure you need the genitive singlar for meus (mei?) and the dative singular for pater (patro? patri? ...no fucking clue...)

  • CroakerBCCroakerBC TorontoRegistered User regular
    I'd use Pater meos , rather than mei, I think, but like TCO, my Latin is rusty

  • JunpeiJunpei Registered User regular
    Quonium pater meo, quem amo?

    For my father, whom I love. which is slightly better in my opinion, without the Quonium it is simply My Father which is a direct address. If you prefer who instead of whom then "Quos Amo" is correct.

  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Patri meo quem amo

    All the other translations in this thread are wrong. "quos" is in the plural, for example.

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