gettysburg SoQ (English version below)
Do che’wI’ ‘oH abraham Lincoln
“loS pe”egh je Soch ben nation chu’ qem yIra’ mojmeH vavma’: qaStaHvIS lurDechvaD conceived ‘ej dedicated proposition ‘e’ Hoch loD chenmoH equal.
DaH pa’ tIn war. civil chu’ maH. .testing jotlhmeH vaj conceived ‘ej vaj dedicated nation, pagh vay’ nation.. laH qaStaHvIS taH. , ghom Dun che’ron veS.
, Ha’ yotlh QoyDI’ ghaH QIt ropwI’qoq yab dedicate Hoch chaq yIn Qav nation leS Daq naDev ‘e’ nob yIn nuv’e’. altogether ghoghmey ‘ej proper ‘e’ wIta’nIS.
‘ach qaStaHvIS weghbogh Dapvetlh, pagh dedicate maH… pagh, qatlh consecrate e.. mo’ pagh hallow maH. consecrated loD yoH, yIntaHvIS je Heghpu’, ‘Iv muSeHbogh naDev Dotlh Hop wovbe’ vIvup HoS chel pagh detract. loQ note, ‘ej qaStaHvIS qaw, qo’ nuq maqarmeH naDev ‘ach nuq ta’ ‘e’ chaH naDev laH not lIj ‘oH. yIntaHvIS, nongtaH, ‘e’ dedicate naDev unfinished vum vaj Hop vaj nobly ‘Itlh chaH ‘Iv naDev ghob ‘oH.
nongtaH Heghpu’ ghur devotion Hegh’e’ ‘oH Qav naQ ‘aD devotion nob chaH tlhap maH batlh naDev dedicated nIv Qu’ ratlh pa’ maHvaD… mIv vo’ roD.. ‘e’ vaj not Hegh Heghpu’ ropwI’qoq naDev highly resolve maH.. ‘e’ chu’ boghDI’ tlhab wIqawtaHmeH nation, bopummeH qeylIS,.. ‘ej nuvpu’… qum y nuvpu’… nuvpu’ pagh.. vaj wej perish vo’ tera’. “
The Gettysburg Address
President Abraham Lincoln
Thursday, November 19, 1863
at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery
“Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war. . .testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated. . . can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war.
We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate. . .we cannot consecrate. . . we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us. . .that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. . . that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. . . that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom. . . and that government of the people. . .by the people. . .for the people. . . shall not perish from the earth. “