Saturday, October 29, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - October 29, 2016

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October 29, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Let us put down words of condemnation and take up those of mercy.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Damnationis
of condemnation
gen. sing. fem. noun
damnatio, damnationis
verba
words
acc. pl. netu. noun
verbum, verbi
deponamus
let us put down
1st pers. pl. pres. act. subj. verb
dēpōnō, dēpōnere, dēposuī, dēpositus; hortatory subjunctive
et
and
conj.
suscipiamus
let us take up
1st pers. pl. pres. act. subj. verb
suscipiō, suscipere, suscēpī, susceptus; hortatory subjunctive
ea
those
acc. pl. neut. dem. adj.
is, ea, id; refers back to verba
misericordiae
of mercy
gen. sing. fem. noun
misericordia, misericordiae

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