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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)

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.