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    Veni, vidi, wiki.

    (yes, I know the original is supposed to be pronounced "wiki"...)
     
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    Actually, the two pronunciations are identical, in some dialects of Latin. (And, yes, Latin has dialects: Classical Latin, the Latin of the common folk, and the Latin of the Catholic Church.)
     
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    I think this was discussed briefly in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (the book, not that musical abomination of a film.)
     
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    Well, as far as I'm aware, it is pronounced "weni, widi, wiki" in Classical Latin and "veni, vidi, vici" in Vulgar and Church Latin. Caesar, if he said the phrase at all, would have spoken Classical Latin.
     
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    I suspect he wrote in classical Latin but he also was acquainted with "vulgar" Latin and probably spoke that as well. You can't be around soldiers too long before you start picking up their speech. Hence, a horse could be "equus" on the page, but "cabal/caval" when he spoke to the troops.
     
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    True, but there is disagreement as to the form of vulgar latin as spoken in the Roman Republic/Empire period (and there were probably multiple dialects of it). It didn't become the form we are more familiar with today until around Justinian's time.

    Anyway, we are digressing from the topic. As Shakespeare said, "Ate two, Brute?".
     
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