Was wondering how one would say "Please let me do X thing" e.g. "Please let me love/win/see"
Would you use some sort of impersonal construction, or would one use "permitto"?
Thanks so much!
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There would of course be many possibilities, but I believe the verb sinere comes closest to “let.” It can be used in various ways – with an AcI, with ut – but the most compact form would be a bare subjunctive.
Sine amet, sine quod lubet id faciat
Let him love, let him do what he wants
As Sebastian points out, there are many ways to say this. His example of sine with the subjunctive is probably one of the more natural ways to do it, Sine, quaeso, ut X faciam.
You can, however, use permitte: Permitte, quaeso, me X facere. Permittere is a rather more concrete verb than sinere, it seems to me. It means to let someone pass (a gate, a wall, a line of armed guards) to do something. Of course, this concrete meaning can be used metaphorically to mean basically the same thing as sinere.
If you have your heart set on an impersonal construction, you could say, Mihi liceat, quaeso, X facere. "Let it be allowed to me to do X."