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Thu, Feb. 9th, 2012, 12:08 am
zhanahe: As true as light.

Wil sha, everyone!

I'm sorry I've been absent so long. (The holidays, then I took a short course in Mandarin Chinese.) I finally finished Native Tongue (and checked out The Judas Rose to start tomorrow) and there was one line I really loved from it. One of the women makes a statement and then asks Nazareth, isn't that true? And Nazareth replies,

"As true as water. As true as light."

I admit I haven't even tried the grammar for this one yet. I'm still on Amberwind's Lesson #2, trying to get the vocabulary in my head. Does anyone have a translation? I love this line so much.

Mon, Feb. 13th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
zhanahe

Wow. The direct translation is unsatisfying. But part of the beauty of Láadan is learning new ways to express things. The second way is very beautiful.

Thank you so much.