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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Tattoo/ Latin "The Lord is my Shepherd."

I really want a tattoo saying "The Lord is my Shepherd." I thought I put a spin on it and put it in Latin. I will have this on my rib cage (ouch I know)! So how do you say that in Latin or for fun German? I really want some thing that supports my love of GSD but also my Christian beliefs. Do any of you have tattoos in another language? If you do what does it say? Open to thoughts and suggestions. thanks!

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 07:12 PM
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Very cool idea. No clue if it is correct, but I copied the below from one of those online translators. Perhaps a smart person will chime in. LOL!

Dominus mihi pastor
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Der Herr ist mein Hirte
I'd just have it in English!
Or really spin it~ The Shepherd is my Lord

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I know someone who has something similar in Latin around his wrist.
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I like both translations!!
I'm leaning more toward the German translation. I really like it stating the lord is always watching over me. Also from my view my shepherds are watching over me. Even when they aren't with me...

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Don't get a tatto based on an online translator... I'd email a latin teacher (or two) from a univeristy. I am sure they would be happy to give you the most accurate translation.

If I dug out my old latin book I could probably give you one... but I don't want to be responsible for an incorrect tattoo! haha

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Or: Latin Vulgate Bible, Book Of Psalms Psalm 23\\

Edit: That is actually kind of hard to parse through

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Don't get a tatto based on an online translator... I'd email a latin teacher (or two) from a univeristy. I am sure they would be happy to give you the most accurate translation.
Strongly, strongly agree with this. If you want German, talk to a native speaker or two. If you want Latin, talk to someone who teaches it. You don't want to go off an online translator and end up with something stupid tattooed on your body.


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Strongly, strongly agree with this. If you want German, talk to a native speaker or two. If you want Latin, talk to someone who teaches it. You don't want to go off an online translator and end up with something stupid tattooed on your body.

This is very true! I will definitely check with a few native speakers of the language.

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The German posted above is correct - Der Herr ist mein Hirte.

If I were to translate the Latin, I would translate, "Dominus pastor meus est." Literally. For a lot of sayings, the "est" (which is Latin for "he is") would be left out, so you could do "Dominus pastor meus."

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