justerman wrote:Maybe it's a substantive...
You're right, a substantive: // Rectè dicis. Substantivum est:
" (hîc gradûs comparativi generis neutrius casu accusativo) = "better things" (here accusative neuter comparative).
"Either be silent/quiet or say better things than silence", id est
, "If you can't say better things than silence, be quiet", id est
, "If you are not going to say something worth listening to, be quiet/say nothing".
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.