"We skilled people fight."
I wish they make it English by using the commas.
We, skilled people, fight.
With the commas, it's perfectly correct, and without the commas, it's bad.
The inserter commas ares used as a kind of parenthesis, to denote we are describing the "we" with non essential info.
Bracketing commas would work I agree, but the tendency in English is towards minimising their use. Sentences that start "We, the underprivileged, can no longer endure this state of affairs etc" still remain a little over-engineered I think.
It's hard to think of a way round that meets all needs, but what do you think of these?
"The experts are fighting" "The craftsmen are fighting". "The specialists are fighting". "The authorities are fighting".
English uses adjectives as nouns in many fixed phrases, for example "The poor are always with us" "The rich and powerful always seem to win". But these examples are not typical. I just feel that bringing the sentence back to a noun rather than trying to use an adjective ("the skilled") makes more sense in English.
Perhaps it's just bad luck, but I feel that I've only seen this word (peritus) a handful of times in this subject, and when I've got it right, it's purely an unsure guess. In my opinion, it would be better if this appeared more frequently and in a variety of ways - currently I believe I've only seen it in this sentence and in the sentence "medicum peritum non habemus". Whereas "negotiosus", "otiosus" and several others seem to appear more frequently and in a wider variety of sentences.
Yes, with or without the pronoun-subject, it's acceptable. So, when it's not accepted, because of the lack of pronoun-subject, or because you included it, please report.
Here, you can perfectly have the pronoun, as the "We" in "We, skilled people" is emphatic. But Duo also accepts "Periti, pugnamus".
There is nothing to correct. It's perfectly fine. It's called a restrictive appositive.
We three kings come bearing gifts.
You kids should stay in school.
We ladies are having a night out.
We skilled people fight.
Yes this construction can be used but it should be carefully applied, and in this instance, I believe, it doesn't really work especially when read ; which not to say you cannot glean what is meant even when not declaimed by a Shakespearan actor, who would put the emphasis in the right places.
That said, assuming I will not convince you or vice-versa; let's just, as usual, agree to differ.