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Anyone here read or speak Latin? 28 Oct 2017 09:25 #256495

I’m trying to figure out how to translate something but I’m having a devil of a time with it.

I’m trying to translate “Voter Beware” but I cannot remember how to conjugate it:

Caveat Suffrugator
Or
Subrogātor Cave

??
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Anyone here read or speak Latin? 28 Oct 2017 10:47 #256499

Otervay EwareBay
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Anyone here read or speak Latin? 28 Oct 2017 18:27 #256518

Subrogātor Cave, according to my third year Latin student.
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Anyone here read or speak Latin? 28 Oct 2017 19:12 #256522

Why translate things into a dead language no one cares about?

It’s “Ho vocxdonanto zorgu” in Esperanto.
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Anyone here read or speak Latin? 28 Oct 2017 19:52 #256524

I read Latin. In this case, it's more a question of style than conjugation. Established phrases become idioms and therefore exist "outside" of grammar rules. Because you're doing a take on "Caveat emptor" ("let the buyer beware"), then the best possible phrasing is "Caveat suffragator." It's also grammatically appropriate, though that's beside the point.
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Anyone here read or speak Latin? 29 Oct 2017 16:05 #256555

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Thanks so much, guys!! Subrogātor Cave is what I thought and wasn’t riffing off of Caveat Emptor as much as looking for the accurate translation.

I’m naming a voting game (can be solo or with others) and wanted it to be correct.
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