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Latin motto help

 
 
Granth
 
Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2015 10:10 pm
I'm trying to come up with a Latin motto for the coat of arms of a fictional character, the idea being "Where I aim, I strike."
I've been playing around with various translators and dictionaries, and I've come up with "Ubi tendo, tengo." Does that sound right? I want it to be accurate but also have an alliterative, poetic quality to it.
Thanks scholars!
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George
 
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Reply Fri 25 Sep, 2015 06:01 am
@Granth,
Did you mean tango rather than tengo?
Granth
 
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Reply Sun 27 Sep, 2015 09:42 pm
@George,
Hi George,
Yes, my phone must have auto corrected it. :/ oops
I've found a lot of verbs for 'strike' but I liked the alliteration. If it makes sense usage-wise?
Thanks!
George
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2015 07:02 am
@Granth,
I cannot find "tengo" in my Latin dictionary.


(I am, however, a fan of Yo La Tengo).
Granth
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2015 06:29 pm
@George,
Yeah, I'm thinking of 'tango', a form of 'tangere' I believe.
George
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2015 07:13 pm
@Granth,
Yup
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