Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Learning Latin with Pope Francis - May 30, 2018

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May 30, 2018


Here's a literal translation of the Latin: When the Holy Spirit is present something always happens, when (He) Himself blows never is there had a calm at sea.

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

Latin
English
Parsing
Grammar Points
Cum
When
conj
Spiritus
the Spirit
nom. sing. masc. noun
Spiritus, Spiritus
Sanctus
Holy
nom. sing. masc. adj.
sanctus, sancta, sanctum
adest
is present
3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. verb
adsum, adesse, adfui
semper
always
adv.
aliquid
something
nom. sing. neut. adj.
aliquis, aliquid; used as substantive
evenit
happens
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. ind. verb
ēveniō, ēvenīre, ēvēnī, ēventus
cum
when
conj.
ipse
(He) Himself
nom. sing. dem. adj.
ipse, ipsa, ipsum
spirat
blows
3rd pers. sing. pres. act. ind. verb
spīrō, spīrāre, spīrāvī, spīrātus
numquam
never
adv.
malacia
a calm at sea
nom. sing. fem. noun
malacia, malaciae
habetur
is there had
3rd pers. sing. pres. pass. ind. verb
habeō, habēre, habuī, habitus
 

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