vox audita perit litera scripta manet

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Res audita perit, litera scripta manet: A thing heard perishes; the written letter remains.
  • Litera scripta manet, verbum ut inane perit: The written letter remains, as the empty word perishes.
  • Littera scripta manet, volat irrevocabile verbum: The written letter remains, the spoken word flies away, not to be recalled.
  • Vox emissa volat, litera scripta manet: While words spoken may fly away, the written letter remains.
  • Verba volant, scripta manent.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /woːks au̯ˈdiː.ta ˈpe.rit ˈliː.te.ra ˈskriːp.ta ˈma.net/, [woːks au̯ˈd̪iː.t̪a ˈpɛ.rɪt̪ ˈlʲiː.t̪ɛ.ra ˈskriːp.t̪a ˈma.nɛt̪]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /voks au̯ˈdi.ta ˈpe.rit ˈli.te.ra ˈskrip.ta ˈma.net/, [vɔks au̯ˈd̪iː.t̪a ˈpɛː.rit̪ ˈliː.t̪ɛ.ra ˈskrip.t̪a ˈmaː.nɛt̪]
  • (Vulgar) IPA(key): /βoːs au̯ˈdiː.ta ˈpɛ.rit ˈliː.te.ra ˈskriːp.ta ˈma.net/, [bos ao̯ˈdi.da ˈpɛ.ret ˈli.de.ra ˈskrip.ta ˈma.net]

Proverb[edit]

vox audita perit litera scripta manet

  1. A heard voice perishes, but the written letter remains.