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family motto translation
Posted by: Beverley (ID *****3172) Date: August 20, 2002 at 14:34:09
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On our family crest there is a motto (on a ribbon scroll)
It says "Devant si Je puis" A word for word translation in french would be (I think) "In front of if I then" which of course makes no sense at all. I realize translations are seldon this simple because of different grammer, tense, etc. Can anyone make sense of this? The translation I came up with would be french, but perhaps it is latin?..

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