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liam hua duinn

Ireland
18 Posts

Posted - 01 Nov 2014 :  05:13:06  


bye bye as posts 15 and 16 were refused to be posted


 

George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 01 Nov 2014 :  06:00:05  

 

I'd like to help you, but I'm obliged not to. Why do you bother translating Plato, when you care so little about languages? Is this a way to speak English? Without punctuation marks, capital letters, without respecting even elementary syntax...?

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liam hua duinn

Ireland
18 Posts

Posted - 01 Nov 2014 :  06:30:09  

 

george
bye

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George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 01 Nov 2014 :  06:53:42  

 

I'm sorry liam. You don't use a different language, inferior or not, the way you speak English you damage any language whatever.

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liam hua duinn

Ireland
18 Posts

Posted - 01 Nov 2014 :  07:26:50  

 

George just for u
bye

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George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 01 Nov 2014 :  08:37:42  

 

I hope this just-for-me writing will become a habit of yours!

The etymology of Skamandros is not certain, but you should already know this after having consulted your dictionary. I would keep it "Skamander" in English, forcing the reader to ponder possible translations instead of arbitrarily suggesting myself just one of them.

The two springs means that the river came from a spring that produced cold water all the year regardless of season, and from a spring producing hot water all the year regardless of season. One river, two springs.

Xanthos refers to hair color, the rest that you write (handsome, divine, etc) are not implied in the text.

According to Hesiod Xanthos the river god is the son of Oceanus and Tethys.

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