Monday, October 10, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - October 10, 2016

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October 10, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: It is useless to render punishments without hope of safety.

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

 

Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Inane
Useless
nom. sing. neut. adj.
inanis, inane
est
(it) is
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui
persolvere
to render
pres. act. inf.
persolvō, persolvere, persolvī, persolūtus
poenas
punishments
acc. pl. fem. noun
poena, poenae
sine
without

Prep. + Abl.
spe
hope
abl. sing. fem. noun
spes, spei
salutis
of safety
gen. sing. fem. noun
salūs, salūtis
#nullumsupplicium
#nodeathpenalty



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