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11099Re: [gothic-l] RE: Translating Shakespeare

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    Oct 22, 2013
      in goth its while......but old English looks similar to goth.......

      From: "edmundfairfax@..." <edmundfairfax@...>
      To: gothic-l@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:18 AM
      Subject: [gothic-l] RE: Translating Shakespeare
      I have looked through my materials, in vain. If you are unable to find an example in the Gothic corpus, you may wish to follow the construction in Old English, as it is far more likely to be closer to Gothic than Modern English:

      Swa he bith ieldra, swa he faegerra bith (Bede, eighth century)
      'The older it is, the more beautiful it is'
      (lit. 'as it is older, so it is fairer')

      Yours truly,

      ---In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, <anheropl0x@...> wrote:
      So for a challenge I decided to translate the St. Crispin's day speech (please refrain from telling me how fey it is to do so) and I'm quite pleased with what I have so far. But I ask you, the line "The fewer men, the greater the share of glory" is slightly troubling. I can not shake the feeling that Gothic has a peculiar way of saying "the X, the Y" like this. I also am unsure how to render "fewer". Any insight would be much appreciated!
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