I'm trying to follow the "ee" sound pattern at the end of each word in the idiom "veni, vidi, vici" with translations of the following:

I came, I saw, I ate: Veni, Vidi, Edi

I came, I saw, I drank: Veni, Vidi, Bibi

How much have I butchered these words? :) I'm trying to stick to the sound patterns, but also not flagrantly violate the Latin grammar.

Thanks for any advice.

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Your answers are fine: confirm it here

For very enthusiastic eating and drinking you could try

vŏro, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. Sanscr. root gar-, to swallow; Gr. root βορ- in βιβρώσκω, to devour; cf. also gramen,

to swallow whole, swallow up, eat greedily, devour (cf. absorbeo).

Veni, Vidi, Voravi.

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    Thanks for that link - very useful! Commented Sep 19, 2019 at 14:42
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    +1 for the consonance! Commented Sep 19, 2019 at 17:18

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