Saturday, November 12, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - November 12, 2016

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November 12, 2016



Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Before the Holy Door let us shout: "Help us, O Lord, that we may open (our) hearts!"

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Ante
Before
Prep. + Acc.
Portam
the Door/Gate
acc. sing. fem. noun
porta, portae
Sanctam
Holy
acc. sing. fem. adj.
sanctus, sancta, sanctum
clamemus
let us shout
1st pers. pl. pres. act. subj. verb
clāmō, clāmāre, clāmāvī, clāmātus
Adiuva
Help
sing. imper.
adiuvō, adiuvāre, adiūvī, adiūtus 
nos
us
acc. pl. pronoun
nos, nostri
Domine
O Lord
voc. sing. masc. noun
Dominus, Domini
ut
that
conj.
corda
hearts
acc. pl. neut. noun
cor, cordis
reseramus
we may open, unlock
1st pers. pl. pres. act. ind. verb
reserō, reserāre, reserāvī, reserātus

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