The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mando'ade

Member-contributed translations of various texts into Mando'a

Re: The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mando'ade

Unread postby Ge'tal Buy'ce » 04 Dec 2017 21:07

I'll start this one by retranslating 35, because I'm not too happy with how it came out last time.

35. That which does not kill you has made a tactical error.
Ibac meg ne'nari kyr'amur ni ru'gotal kyramla dunar.
That which does not kill me has made [a] fatal error.

36. When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.
Gar cuy draar bid atin'la meg ne'lis jor par gaa'tay.
You are never so tough that [you] can't call for help.

37. There is no "overkill." There is only "open fire" and "reload."
Naysol besbe'trayce cuyi draar luubid.
Too many weapons is never enough.

38. What's easy for you can still be hard on your clients.
Cuyi tra acyk "pakod narir" bal "ash'ad liser." Ne'chur'waad garast.
There is a space (difference) between "easy to do" and "anyone can [do]." Don't under-price yourself.

39. There is a difference between spare parts and extra parts.
Cuyi tra acyk ne'liniba ne'tome ne'pirimmu ne'tome.
There is a space (difference) between unneeded parts and unused parts.

40. Not all good news is enemy action.
Ne'an jate'evaar'miit cuyi aru'e'nari.
Not all good news is enemy action.
Ni vaabir ibic nari meg Mando'ade liser oyacyir.
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