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Old 09-19-2016, 07:07 AM
Monty Monty is offline
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Originally Posted by Isilder View Post
Can't it be done word for word ? It is indo-european...
Just because two languages are in the same language family does not mean that one can make a "word for word" translation between the two languages.

Last edited by Monty; 09-19-2016 at 07:09 AM.