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    #1

    as close as English can be got to Castilian

    Hi!

    Help me about the exact meaning of the following sentenc. It is about a Persian poem transliterated and rendered into English. The words printed in bold are specially important.

    The Persian distich is in Teixeira's phrase and spelling (though both be open to question), and the rendering as close as English can be got to Castilian.

    Thanks very much.

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    Re: as close as English can be got to Castilian

    The translator feels their translation retains the feel of the Spanish as well as it possibly could.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: as close as English can be got to Castilian

    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: as close as English can be got to Castilian

    I would remove got.

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