I need to have the following translated into Latin:

It came out carrying infants.

Can anyone help please. The context is a description of an illustration showing something coming out of a small cabin carrying two small infants.

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Welcome to the site! Although generally we appreciate evidence of self-translation before asking your question, I will provide my suggestion below. Please keep that in mind moving forward.

It came out carrying infants.

Ferens infantes emersit.

Grammatical Breakdown

  • Ferens: This is a present active participle meaning "carrying" and modifies the implied subject of emersit
  • infantes: This is a accusative plural noun that is the object of ferens and means "infants"
  • emersit: This is a singular perfect active indicative verb meaning "it came out"
  • Sorry, not sure I understand your comment about self-translation. By self-translation do you mean evidence that I have attempted to translate into Latin using some translation software?
    – Chris G
    Mar 24, 2018 at 16:27
  • @ChrisG Not necessarily software. Just your own personal suggestion as to what you think the translation would be. You can use online or physical dictionaries to fin the vocabulary and whatnot. We are more than willing to help, we just have that policy so that we do not become the more accurate version of Google Translate. :)
    – Sam K
    Mar 24, 2018 at 18:05
  • Hi. OK I understand, but as I have no schooling in Latin the only source I can find is what is available online such as the various translation websites that are listed in a Google type search. I am aware that Google translate and others like this are very inaccurate, but what can those of us that have no lnowledge of Latin do? If I enter an English sentence into Google translate and, say, two other similar programs I get different answers in Latin. I have no idea which if any is correct. I am writing a novel and have a few sentences that I need to be accurately translated into Latin.
    – Chris G
    Mar 24, 2018 at 18:43
  • @ChrisG Here is what I recommend. I completely understand not wanting to learn a whole new language just to write a few sentences. Here is a question about dictionaries you can use. Try looking up words individually and then use Wiktionary to conjugate. All we really need is perhaps some of your suggestions as to words that could be used. You do not need to even put them in the right form, just a little evidence that you did your own research is sufficient to meet guidelines!
    – Sam K
    Mar 24, 2018 at 19:07
  • I have done some homework regarding this subject and have some Latin translations for the English phrases I have. perhaps you can comment on whether you think they are accurate.Nam eum hinc ferunt
    – Chris G
    Mar 28, 2018 at 11:29

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