Can anybody tell me what this means?
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.
Well if it makes it any clearer, the vici part is pronounced "vee-chee"
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.
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!
Or use the common place pronunciation in English (like et cetera., vice versa, ad hoc, etc. (no pun intended).
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
LOL I'm not so old
I don't know why I used "I" instead of "he".. I'm getting crazy
And even he didn't use "I".
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.