Monday, August 29, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - August 29, 2016, #2

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August 29, 2016, #2





Here's a video version with (ecclesiastical) pronunciation:





Here's a literal translation of the Latin: May the Mercy of God move us to bestow mercy on others.


And here's how the grammar of this Latin tweet works:

Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Misericordia
The Mercy
nom. sing. fem. noun
misericordia, misericordiae
Dei
of God
gen. sing. masc. noun
Deus, Dei
excitat
may (it) move, incite
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. subj. verb
excitō, excitāre, excitāvī, excitātus
nos
us
acc. pl. pronoun
nos, nostri
ad
to
Prep.+Acc.; used with gerund construction to express purpose
misericordiam
mercy
acc. sing. fem. noun
misericordia, misericordiae
erga
towards
Prep.+Acc.
alios
others
acc. sing. masc. adj.
alius, alia, alium; used as substantive
adhibendam
(to) bestow
acc. sing. fem. gerund
adhibeō, adhibēre, adhibuī, adhibitus; NB, gerund takes on the gender and number of the object.
 

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