Classical Ano Corpus

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The following is a compendium of known Classical Ano texts and their translations as found in the Dandelion Dynasty books.

The Grace of Kings

Datralu gacruca ça crunpén ki fithéücadipu ki lodü ingro ça néficaü.
“No fish can live in perfectly clear water”

Cruing ma donothécaü luki né othu.
"The past is a country to which one cannot return."

Ingaan pha naüran i gipi lothu.
"Fortune favours the bold."

Géüdéü co loteré ma, pirufénrihua nélo.
"All life is an experiment."

The Wall of Storms

Gipén co fidéra ünthiru nafé ki shraçaa tefi né othu.
“We need only conform our life to the rhythms set by nature.”
- Ch.7: Teacher and Student

Adi co cacru co pihua ki tuthiüri lothu cruben ma dicaro co cacru ki yegagilu acrutacaféthéta cathacaü crudogithédagén.
“The cruben who breaches freely in open sea may need to float gently in a harbor filled with many fishing boats.”
- Ch. 9: Palace Examination

Mogi ça lodüapu ki gisgo giré, adi ça méüpha ki kédalo phia ki. Pindin ça racogilu üfiré, crudaügada ça phithoingnné gidalo phia ki. Ingluia ça philu jisén dothaéré, naüpin rari ça philu shanoa gathédalo phia ki.
"May the sky-lights careen smoothly and the whale’s way sleep in tranquility. May the people be joyous and the gods pleased. May the king be well-counseled and the ministers well-led.”
- Ch. 9: Palace Examination

Gitré Üthu
“Know thyself”
- Ch.10: A Balloon Ride

Mirotiro ma thiéfi ro üradi gicru ki giséfi gag é caü féno, gothé ma péü né ma calu, goco philutoa rari ma ri wi rénroa ki cruéthu philutoa co crusé né othu.
“Men are only motivated by profit and pain, but that is no sin, for all such deisres are the shadow of the desire to transform earth into heaven.”
- Quotation from Lügo Crupo, Ch.10: A Balloon Ride

Séfino.
séfino
fury
Ingingtho ma doéthu. Roaféru phiçan co maca.
ingingtho ma doéthu. roaféru phiçan co maca
mind<SG?><INDEF?> PART burn<CONT?>. ? ? ? ?
Oféré, pharagi co ügidiraü ca géütheü! Ingingtho co aé ki gophicrupé.
ofé-ré, pharagi co ügidiraü ca géütheü! ingingtho co aé ki gophicrupé
open-IMP, ? ? ? ? ?! mind<SG?><INDEF?> ? ? ? ?
"Fury.
A mind on fire. A flower of frozen lava.
Open, my stony soul! A breeze over the heart.
- Fury, a poem by the Amu poet Nakipo, Ch.12: Crescent Island

Dothathiloro ma dinca ça noco phia ki inganoa lothu ingroa wi igiéré néfithu miro né othu, pigin wi copofidalo.
"A Moralist is someone who can tell you how everyone ought to behave except himself."
- Quotation from Fluxist sage Ra Oji, Ch.14 The Hike Up the Mountain

Dogido çalusma co jhuakin ma dümon wi cruluféü lothéta, noaü lothu ro ma gankén do crucruthidalo.
"If ten scholars were to start a rebellion, it would take them three years of argument just to agree on a name for their faction."
- Ra Oji, Ch.17 Through the Veil

Crudigada ma joda gathéralucaü rofi, crudigada wi joda giratha, üü ingro ça fidagén.
“Nothing good ever comes from bothering the gods when they don’t wish to be bothered.”
- Ch.23, Letters from Children

Méüdin co daükiri ma géngoa co üri kiri né othu.
“Every day in the lives of the common man is a day of battle.”
- Ch.23, Letters from Children