Do or Do Not

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Do or Do Not

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Yup. A pearl of wisdom from the Yoda the Jedi Master. It's about time, too.


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Fac aut noli facere. Non est conari.
make<PRS.ACT.IMPTV.2SG> CNJ PROHIB<PRS.ACT.IMPTV.2SG> make<PRS.ACT.INF> | NEG be<PRS.INDIC>3SG attempt<PRS.DEP.INF>

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Re: Do or Do Not

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Koine :grc:

ἢ ποίησον ἢ μὴ ποιήσῃς · οὐκ ἔνι πειράζειν.
CNJ do<AOR.ACT.IMPTV>2SG CNJ PROHIB do<AOR.ACT.SBJV>2SG | NEG exist.in.a.place<PRS>3SG attempt<PRS.ACT.INF>

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Κάνε ή μην κάνεις · δεν υπάρχει προσπάθεια.
do<IMPTV>2SG CNJ PROHIB do<PRS>2SG | NEG exist<PRS>3SG attempt.NOM.SG
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NB: Since Klingons are not ones to simply 'not do', I tweaked the quote a little to match their ethos.


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yInIDQo' neH. yIHIv pagh yIHoH.
IMPTV.2SG.SBJ.attempt.PROHIB | IMPTV.2SG.SBJ.attack CNJ IMPTV.2SG.SBJ.kill
Do not just try; attack or kill.

I orginally had yIHIvQo' , but that seemed like letting the opponent live, which would be worse than simply trying.
Then I had yIghach 'lie in wait' or yIHIvrup 'be ready to attack', but, in the Klingon Art of War, these actions are likewise antithetical to the Klingon Warrior Spirit; it's what snakes and cowards do.
So, the best pair I could come up with was kill, or, failing that, at least attack. Both are focused uses of all one's warrior spirit, rather than just a half-hearted attempt.


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Reminds me of this bit of Qonosian wisdom:

yIQeqQo’ neH. DoS yIqIp!
IMPTV.2SG.SBJ.aim.PROHIB only | target IMPTV.2SG.SBJ.strike
Don't just aim; hit the target!

This may just be the only way a Klingon might see the distinction Yoda sets up.
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:con: Rozwi

Ane vu deχruepa. Yaza tēwepa ra vu tēwepa.
ADV PROHIB | CNJ make<IMPTV> CNJ PROHIB make<IMPTV>
Do not merely try; either do or don't do.
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:con: :us-ca: Calef
du av nat--dan ta
[tu av na̰ - tã θa]
Do or not--don't try
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:tan: Swahili:

Fanya au usifanye. Hakuna jaribu.
fany au u-si-fany-e | ha-ku-na jaribu
do/make or 2-NEG-do/make-SBJV | NEG-17-COM try

Do or do not. There is no try.

I wasn't quite sure whether "try" should be an imperative verb or a noun ... but by lucky coincidence, jaribu is both.
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:con: Yélian

Reyas ù cireyas, cut civærreyas.
[ˈɾeːʃɐs ʊ kɨˈɾeːʃɐs, kʉ̆t‿ɨʋəˈɾeːʃɐs]
do-JUS.2SG XOR NEG-do-JUS.2SG, but NEG-CON-do-JUS.2SG
Do or do not, but don't try.

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你订做择别做择你,但别试你。
Má nūn lhó ngā ùn lhó ngā má, pár ùn thú má.

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TOP.2SG IMP do choose prevent do choose 2SG, but NEG.IMP try 2SG
Do or do not; but don't try.
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In Itlani:

"Djamó ta khiyefan, korunyate ba korunyate ra!"
(Beyond try, do or do not!)
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:con: Paatherye

कासेकेज़ मू नीषेज़ कासमे, वेते नीषेज़ फोदेमे.
Kāsekes mū nīșes kāsame, wete nīșes phēdeme.
[kaːˈsekes muː ˈniːʃes ˈkaːsame, ˈwete ˈniːʃes ˈpʰeːdeme]
do.IMP.2SG or NEG.IMP.2SG do.INF, but NEG.IMP.2SG try.INF
Do or don't, but don't try.
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:con: Classical Ĝate n Tim Ar

Téh re téh r. Tóál ðegí r lü.
[téh ɹè téh ɹ̩ ‖ tóál θèɣí ɹ̩ lỳ]
act or.SENT act NEG | ATT attempt NEG 4
'Take action, or take no action. It is not possible to attempt something.'/'Act, or don't act. One cannot try.'
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