Sunday, October 23, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: We are disciples of Christ, and His Missionaries and porters (of him) to any place He wants to be present.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Discipuli
Disciples
nom. sing. masc. noun
discipulus, discipuli
sumus
we are
1st pers. pl. pres. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui
Christi
of Christ
gen. sing. masc. noun
Christus, Christi
Eius
His
gen. sing. masc. dem. adj.
is, ea, id
-que
and
enclitic conj.
missionarii
missionaries
nom. pl. masc. noun
missionarius, missionarii
et
and
conj.
geruli
porters
nom. pl. masc. noun
gerulus, gerulī
quopiam
to any place
adv.
Ipse
He Himself
nom. sing. dem. adj.
ipse, ipsa, ipsum
vult
wants
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
volo, velle, volui
adesse
to be present
pres. act. inf.
adsum, adesse, adfui

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