I occasionally want to say something like:
Did you see the sign? It says: beware of the dog.
How can I phrase "it says" in Latin?
In English one can say "it says" or "it reads", and the direct translation of the Finnish phrasing would be "there reads" ("siinä lukee"). I would prefer to have something equally light. Something like "it is written there" sounds too heavy and clumsy.
I could always say ibi scriptum est, but I am not sure if this is the best choice. Is this the idiomatic choice? Is there anything lighter? Does such a concise phrase appear somewhere in Latin literature? I would guess Satyricon is a good place to look, but I am not familiar enough with the book to be able to say where.