Saturday, August 9, 2014

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - August 9, 2014 #1


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August 9, 2014 #1




Literal translation of the Latin:I urgently ask all parishes and Catholic communities to offer a special prayer in this end of the week for Iraqi Christians.

Here's how the Latin works.


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Omnes
All
acc. pl. masc. adj.
omnis, omne; modifies paroecias
paroecias
parishes
acc. pl. fem. noun
paroecia, paroecia; dir. obj. of posco
et
and

conj.
communitates
communities
acc. pl. fem. noun
communitas, communitatis; dir. obj. of posco
catholicas
Catholic
acc. pl. fem. adj.
catholicus, catholica, catholicum; modifies communitates
posco
I urgently ask
1st pers. pres. act. ind. verb
posco, poscere, poposci
ut
that

conj. introduces purpose clause with subj. verb. efferant
hoc
this
abl. sing. masc. dem. adj.
hic, haec, hoc; modifies fine
in
in
POrep + abl.

fine
end
abl. sing. masc. nouon
finis, finis
hebdomadis
of the week
gen. sing. fem. noun
hebdomas, hebdomadis
propriam
special
acc. sing. fem. adj.
proprius, propria, proprium; modifies precationem
efferant
they may offer
3rd pers. pres. act. subj. verb
effero, efferre extuli, elatum
precationem
prayer
acc. sing. fem. noun
precatio, precationis; dir obj. of efferant
pro
for
Prep. + abl.

christianis
Christians
abl. pl. masc. adj.
christianus, christiana, christianum
Iraquianis
Iraqi
abl. pl masc. adj.
Iraquianus, Iraquiana, Iraquianum
 

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