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22-07-2004, 10:46   #1
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Veni, Vedi, Vechi

Can anybody tell me what this means?

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22-07-2004, 11:24   #2
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Is that the actual spelling? Is it supposed to be "veni, vidi, vici" (Latin - I came, I saw, I conquered - a Julius Caesar quote I believe)? Or maybe it's a pun on it.
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Is that the actual spelling? Is it supposed to be "veni, vidi, vici" (Latin - I came, I saw, I conquered - a Julius Caesar quote I believe)? Or maybe it's a pun on it.
I wouldn't think that the spelling was right. Your explanation seems about right though, considering the context that it was said in.

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Well if it makes it any clearer, the vici part is pronounced "vee-chee"
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It could be a pun (I've seen similar ones used in adverts on the Metro in Rome). Given this vechi is at best a misspelling of vecchi (old) - and TBH, that’s a pun that does not make a lot of sense. I would guess that vici was the correct word as has been suggested.
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Well if it makes it any clearer, the vici part is pronounced "vee-chee"
Only if you learned Church Latin.
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Only if you learned Church Latin.
I was told you pronounce c with a hard sound in latin - like cecinit (composed) would be pronounced kek-in-it.

But apparently priests used to pronounce Latin like Italian and in fairness, it sounds better that way.

Maybe we need a Latin forum!
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Only if you learned Church Latin.
Or use the common place pronunciation in English (like et cetera., vice versa, ad hoc, etc. (no pun intended).
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Is that the actual spelling? Is it supposed to be "veni, vidi, vici" (Latin - I came, I saw, I conquered - a Julius Caesar quote I believe)? Or maybe it's a pun on it.
That's the right solution
"Veni, vidi, vici" is the correct phrase, and was said by Julio Ceasar in the Roman Senatus when I came back from a difficult war that was dominated by Roman Forces. The meaning is "I came, I saw, I won (or conquered, it's the same) and the pronunciation for you should be:
"Veanee, vee-dee, vee-chee"

or, more correctly as Latin had only strong C
"Veanee, vee-dee, vee-kee"

Sorry for my english
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when I came back from a difficult war that was dominated by Roman Forces.
Damn your old I thought he said it upon walking out of his tent somewhere in North Africa?
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LOL I'm not so old
I don't know why I used "I" instead of "he".. I'm getting crazy
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I don't know why I used "I" instead of "he".. I'm getting crazy
And even he didn't use "I".
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The english "I" was "Ego" in latin (and also in ancient greek) but it wasn't used. In actual Italian "I" is "io" but it isn't used too much.
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