Remember that the cat will die

By Tors, in 'English to Latin Translation', Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Tors New Member

    "Remember that the cat will die."


    I'm looking for a translation of the above phrase, like a memento mori, but referring to a character's singular cat specifically. This is for a work of fiction that I'm writing for fun, not profit. The cat is female, not actually dying, and the cat owner (male) is stating the phrase in a sarcastic tone to someone else (also male). It's silly, but I believe it suits both the character and the situation.

    Thank you for your time.
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris

    Memento felem esse morituram.
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  3. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Cygnea, Gena
    If you want to have the ring of memento mori in there, you can also go with memento felem mori, but it literally means "remember that the cat dies (or is dying)". Pacifica gave you the grammatically most accurate version.
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  4. LCF a.k.a. Lucifer

    • Civis Illustris
    Apud Inferos

    I thought the cat is dead and alive at the same time.... Schrodinger?
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  5. Tors New Member

    Thank you thank you!
  6. Tors New Member

    That is still most helpful, thank you!
  7. Tors New Member

    Haha, good one, that didn't even cross my mind!

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