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littera scripta manet

English translation: the written word remains

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Latin term or phrase:littera scripta manet
English translation:the written word remains
Entered by: Giusi Pasi
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22:04 Apr 16, 2003
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Latin term or phrase: littera scripta manet
(1) Email me and tell me what the English translation for "littera scripta manet" is.
I get extra credit if I can find the meaning... I don't know how it is used in any context.
kristen
the written word remains
Explanation:
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Note added at 2003-04-16 22:15:38 (GMT)
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Vox audita perit, littera scripta manet
(The spoken word perishes, but the written word remains).

http://www.litterascripta.com/about.shtml



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Note added at 2003-04-16 22:17:16 (GMT)
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or the written letter abides
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Giusi Pasi
Italy
Local time: 08:00
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Summary of answers provided
5 +12the written word remains
Giusi Pasi


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +12
the written word remains


Explanation:
-

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Note added at 2003-04-16 22:15:38 (GMT)
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Vox audita perit, littera scripta manet
(The spoken word perishes, but the written word remains).

http://www.litterascripta.com/about.shtml



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Note added at 2003-04-16 22:17:16 (GMT)
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or the written letter abides

Giusi Pasi
Italy
Local time: 08:00
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 55
Grading comment
Graded automatically based on peer agreement. KudoZ.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ANDERSON ARCANJO
3 mins

agree  Cristina Moldovan do Amaral
17 mins

agree  xxxVera Fluhr: Verba volent, scripta manent = Words fly away, writing remains
1 hr

agree  Ségolène Neilson
1 hr

agree  William Stein
1 hr

agree  verbis
2 hrs

agree  xxxIno66
3 hrs

agree  smarinella: "verba volAnt, scripta manent" is the Latin sentence, this "littera scripta" is a rather simple adaptation... It seems to be sing.; or is it s "maneNt" like the original?
7 hrs

agree  Chris Rowson: As given, it is singular, but while it is natural in Latin to say "the written letter", Giusi´s answer is much more natural in English.
8 hrs

agree  xxxEDLING
8 hrs

agree  Joseph J. Brazauskas
14 hrs

agree  Сергей Лузан
71 days
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