Translation Challenge: "The Inner Light"
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? masako la capitan
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kya panka ama…kya ima asa – kya kuama ke ima kuetsuhamya – ano amak ke ima emyak
IMP seize time IMP now live IMP always O now be.precious-AUG-CAUS again never O now happen-NEG
Seize the time… Live now! Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.

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? Matrix Chronicler of the Myriad
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Southlandic:

Tidonytime.SG.ACC andlaa...handle.PRES.IMP Ìnin fenthe.SG.ACC nunow lìvaì!live.PRES.IMP Sathe.SG.NOM nunow fenthe.SG.ACC maìzdongmost.SG.ACC nìkrunongholy.SG.ACC tidonythme.SG.ACC aalmaìzalways vak.become.PRES.IMP Tato fenthe.SG.ACC nunow nenot maìzmore gvemonjcome.PTCP ìst.be.3.PRES.IND
? Travis B. posts: 603
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Qrət kʼuxt... Gat qīst! Gat šəġtwa isʼāhang. Gat sawtwa gyə sirdri.
[ˈqrət ˈkʼuxt | ˈɡat ˈqiːst | ˈɡat ˈɕəɣtwa iˈtsʼaːhanɡ | ˈɡat ˈsawtwa ˈɡjə ˈsirdri]
Qrtime-t-IN.S.PROX kʼuxtseize-Ø...-IMP.2S>3SI Ganow-t-IN.S.PROX q-APL.LOC-īstlive-Ø!-IMP.2S>3SI Ganow-t-IN.S.PROX šġalways-t-IN.S.PROX=wa=LOC i-CAUS-sʼāhanprecious-g-SUP-Ø.-IMP.2S>3SI Ganow-t-IN.S.PROX sawnever-t-IN.S.PROX=wa=LOC gyagain s-NEG-irdhappen-ri-DED-Ø.-3SI
Seize time... Live now! Make now always the most precious. Now will never happen again.
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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Is "happen" really the best verb to put there? A moment isn't a phenomenon, is it?

te h'DEF.NOtalaqranow-ACC.NAT.SG ekkashiwanré,seize-2SG.IMP Maríbé!Maribor-NOM.F.SG Zeltetíranré!be_alive-2SG.IMP ot'ellanow-DAT.SG.NAT rebanréGIVE-2SG.IMP yentaládis,eternally-F.ADV letekséhàyocrown-GEN.SG.ARTIF ilof ri2SG.GEN zettúa!worldview-Ø.SG.NAT Otalanow-NOM.SG.NAT welt'during-TMP.SG.NAT Ossasky-Ø.SG.NAT yeresiagain avílla.NEG-be-3.SG.FUT

Seize the time, Maribor! Be alive! To now give always the crown of your worldview! During the universe, now will not exist again.
? masako la capitan
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quoting Rhetorica, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1:
Is "happen" really the best verb to put there? A moment isn't a phenomenon, is it?

I'm not sure I see the distinction between a "phenomenon" and a "happening"...I mean, "happen" is a verb, whereas "phenomenon" is a noun, so...I guess if you could suggest something....

A moment does happen. As does a phenomenon, so I think I'm utterly confused...
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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...It's a bit of a philosophical objection, I admit, but I'm basically protesting the distinction between data on a graph (events) and the location of the data (measurements of time).
? masako la capitan
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I guess it's a semantic or semiotic choice, really.