Friday, September 16, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - September 16, 2016

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September 16, 2016




The Latin echoes Matthew 18:3: "Unless you are converted and become like little children (parvuli), you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

Here's a literal translation of the Latin: No one except a little child will experience the mercy of the Lord.

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

Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Nemo
No one
nom. sing. com. noun
nemo, neminis
nisi
except
conj.
parvulus
a little child
nom. sing. masc. noun
parvulus, parvuli
experietur
will experience
3rd pers. sing. fut. act. dep. verb
experior, experīrī, expertus sum
misericordiam
the mercy
acc. sing. fem. noun
misericordia, misericordiae
Domini
of the Lord
gen. sing. masc. noun
Dominus, Domini
 

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