Monday, November 7, 2016

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - November 7, 2016

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November 7, 2016




Here's a literal translation of the Latin: Prophecy is to assert to the nations something truer, more beautiful, greater, and better to which we all are called.

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


Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Prophetia
Prophecy
nom. sing. fem. noun
prophetia, prophetiae
est
is
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
sum, esse, fui
enuntiare
to assert
pres. act. inf.
ēnūntiō, ēnūntiāre, ēnūntiāvī, ēnūntiātus
gentibus
to the nations
dat. pl. fem. noun
gens, gentis
aliquid
something
acc. sing. neut. pronoun
aliquis, aliquid
verius
truer
neut. comp. adj.
comparative from verus, vera, verum
pulchrius
more beautiful
neut. comp. adj.
comparative from pulcher, pulchra, pulchrum
maius
greater
neut. comp. adj.
comparative from magnus, magna, magnum
et
and
conj.
melius
better
neut. comp. adj.
comparative from bonus, bona, bonum
ad
to
Prep. + Acc.
quod
which
acc. sing. neut. rel. pronoun
qui, quae, quod
omnes
(we) all
nom. pl. masc. adj.
omnis, omne
vocamur
we are called
1st pers. pl. pres. pass. ind. verb
vocō, vocāre, vocāvī, vocātus

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