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Q: English phrase needing Latin translation ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: English phrase needing Latin translation
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: tritus-ga
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Posted: 14 Jun 2006 00:24 PDT
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Question ID: 738001
I'm looking for the proper translation of the phrase "words are not enough"

I refer to words as it sounds: any words, spoken or written, being insufficient.
Subject: Re: English phrase needing Latin translation
Answered By: alanna-ga on 14 Jun 2006 10:32 PDT
The most idiomatic translation would be: verba parum sunt.

Hi tritus -ga

The most idiomatic translation is: verba parum sunt.

Verba non sufficiunt, as given in the comment, is not incorrect, but
the more classical expression is the one I have given above.

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All the best,

Subject: Re: English phrase needing Latin translation
From: tr1234-ga on 14 Jun 2006 09:32 PDT
I might go with:

"Verba non satis sunt" or "Verba non satis" (in which the "to be" verb
is understood.) or possibly "Verba non sufficiunt" (I think I've got
that last verb form right, but am not certain...)

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