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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello! I'm trying to figure out the translation for Dr. Aristide's quote "Si n pa sove diyite n, Diyite n ap sove kite n." Google and Microsoft are not providing a good translation,unfortunately. I'd really appreciate the help!

"Si n pa sove diyite n, Diyite n ap sove kite n." 

In this quote, the first “sove” means to defend, to salvage, to save.

The second “sove”  means to run away, or to flee

Diyite”, of course, translates dignity or self-respect

sove kite” translates to run away from..... literally to run away and leave.  
Egzanp: Li sove kite mHe ran away and left me.

So literally, the quote says “If we don’t defend our dignity it will run away from us

which basically means “If we don’t salvage our self-respect we’ll lose it” …… something like that.

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