Tractus Aequoreus?

#1 Edited by troll93 (391 posts) -

Anyone know what this is?

Hint

From this weeks Bombcast.

#2 Posted by White (1381 posts) -

Were you trying to say Adeptus Astrates?

Or is it water marines? Cause, I dunno, Aequoreus sounds like water.

#3 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

I'd assume it's just 'space marine' as marine covers water already.

#4 Posted by troll93 (391 posts) -

To my understanding this is the closest to an actual Latin translation of space marine

#5 Posted by alternate (2717 posts) -

@troll93 said:

To my understanding this is the closest to an actual Latin translation of space marine

No, it is a literal translation. It would never actually be that in latin. Just like you wouldn't translate Centurion to "head of 100" in English.

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#6 Posted by Gooddoggy (411 posts) -

@alternate said:

@troll93 said:

To my understanding this is the closest to an actual Latin translation of space marine

No, it is a literal translation. It would never actually be that in latin. Just like you wouldn't translate Centurion to "head of 100" in English.

It's a pretty bad literal translation at that, since it means something like "aquatic expanse." The best latin translation for marine in the military sense is more like milites classicus - that's what the Romans called their shipborne infantry, and means something like "fleet soldier." I'm not sure what the latin term for our concept of outer space would be - astrumi, maybe?

#7 Posted by Frohman (146 posts) -

@alternate said:

@troll93 said:

To my understanding this is the closest to an actual Latin translation of space marine

No, it is a literal translation. It would never actually be that in latin. Just like you wouldn't translate Centurion to "head of 100" in English.

This is very true. Latin words used in Modern English today have a lot of their original meanings lost in time.

To translate Latin straight to English, or visa versa, would sound just like those English subtitles of the Japanese translations of Star Wars.

Lastly I should also point out to troll93, that the language spoken by humans of the year 40,000 is either High Gothic or Low Gothic which is a mixture of Latin, English, slang of that planet, Asian Pacific languages, etc.

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