amare est carmen ignotum (My song is Love Unknown)

Latin translation

amare est carmen ignotum

amare est carmen ignotum,
Salutari meo amorem ad me;
amor ad sine amore iacerem ostenditur,
ut applicarent esse amabilia.
oh quis ego sum, quod mei causa
Dómino meo debet accipere, carnem fragiles et moriuntur?
Ille est egressus ex benedíxit solium
Salutáre congregam;
sed homines facti alienos, et nemo
desiderantissimi Christum voluissent cognósceret:
sed oh mihi Amicus, mihi Amicus quidem,
Qui apud suae vitae meae opus expendere.
hic cui volo etiam tardavere et cantare,
nulla ita Divino fabulam;
numquam fuit amare, Rex carum!
numquam dolor fuerit similis Tui.
hoc amicus meum est, in cujus dulcis laudem
Ego omnibus diebus meis potuit libentissime impendam.
Submitted by Nobilis Lupo on Wed, 01/05/2013 - 19:09
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My song is Love Unknown

My song is love unknown,
My Savior’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take, frail flesh and die?
He came from His blest throne


More translations of "My song is Love Unknown"
English → Latin - Nobilis Lupo
Sciera     May 1st, 2013

The first line of your translation translates back as "to love is an unknown song" - that's rather different from the original text.

The second means "by my saving one the love to me" - that also doesn't make much sense.
The rest I haven't checked yet.
Are you sure that you are a native speaker of latin?

Nobilis Lupo     May 15th, 2013

I'm sorry, well if you're so good at it, why didn't you do it in the first place??

Sciera     May 15th, 2013

I'm not good at translating into latin, I can only the other way 'round. Also, I hadn't seen the request before.

Sciera     May 15th, 2013

Well, if you wanna see my version, I'd begin with
"carmen meum est amor ignotus
(est) amor slavatori mei ad me
(est) amor praebitus ad vacuos ab amore
Ut ei sint amandi"
Propably it's full of mistakes but I still consider it better than your version.

Nobilis Lupo     May 28th, 2013

I translated it according to the way we were taught in school.. I don't care what you consider better 'cause my head isn't that big.. I just help out where I can... Okay?

evfokas     May 28th, 2013

Thank you for your effort, it's nice to see people upholding our tradition. There is no need to get upset but your translation is wrong. Not that I would have done better myself and this is why I won't rate it. You may want to revisit it in the future.
Thank you

Nobilis Lupo     May 30th, 2013

thanks, I know mine is not perfect, I'm not a Roman but it wasn't neccesary for them jumping down my throat about it..

Sciera     May 30th, 2013

I don't see anything wrong in directly telling you your mistakes since this is an awful translation.
You are welcome to help, but this doesn't help anyone, especially since it seems to have been a request.

Nobilis Lupo     June 3rd, 2013

I don't mind someone telling me I'm wrong, it's just the way you do it that I don't like..

Sciera     June 3rd, 2013

I tried to show you what you did wrong, and that there is a lot that you did wrong. What about that do you not like? I only said the truth.

Instead I could also have started insulting you, which I didn't, so I don't get what kind of problem you have with my comments.

Nobilis Lupo     June 11th, 2013

the way you interpreted your third comment is what I find insulting..

Sciera     June 11th, 2013

I only wrote that I'm not good at translating into Latin but that this translation of yours is so awful that I think that even I can do it better. That's no insult but a fact: Roughly every other word of your translation contains mistakes.
Let me show you this for the first line:
"My song is love unknown," -> amare est carmen ignotum,"
"amare" is a verb. "love" is used as a noun in the English text, so it must be translated to a noun, which would be "amor".
Also, the subject of the sentence is "my song". You omitted the "my", that would be "carmen meum". But you connected "carmen" with "unknown" ("ignotum") which isn't connected with it in the english text.
The "unknown" must be connected with "amor", and so it must be "ignotus", since "amor" is a masculine noun.